Morocco Launches Program to Expand Internet Access to 1,800 Rural Areas

By : Samira Njoya

Date : mercredi, 22 mai 2024 11:33

Last updated : mercredi, 22 mai 2024 11:37

The Moroccan government has pledged to extend high-speed connectivity across the country. The goal is to provide everyone with quality and affordable internet.

Morocco announced a new program on Monday to bring internet access to 1,800 rural areas in the coming months, marking a significant step in its National Plan for the Development of High and Very High Speed Broadband.

Digital Transition and Administrative Reform Minister Ghita Mezzour (photo) unveiled the initiative, which builds on the ongoing first phase of the plan that aims to cover 10,740 previously unconnected rural areas.

This program aligns with Morocco's soon-to-be-launched National Digital Development Strategy 2030. The strategy also includes the introduction of 5G technology, expected to play a key role in the country's modernization. By embracing digital tools, Morocco seeks to boost economic growth, improve public services, and foster broader digital inclusion.

The internet access program is projected to improve the lives of millions in rural areas. Residents will gain access to various online public services through the government's established network of 600 digital platforms, offering essential services like healthcare appointments and administrative procedures.

Improved internet connectivity is expected to have a positive impact on education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. Students will benefit from online learning resources, patients will have the possibility of remote consultations, and local businesses will have the opportunity to expand their reach through e-commerce.

Morocco's commitment to digital transformation demonstrates its resolve to bridge the digital divide and integrate all regions of the country into the global digital economy.

Samira Njoya



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