Roll-out of very high speed telecommunications networks throughout France, including roll-out in less densely populated areas of the country.
The project entails promoter's investments into next generation fibre-based broadband infrastructures in France (Very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line, VDSL and Fibre-to-the-Home, FTTH), including also less-densely-populated areas of the country, as well as into Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) based broadband infrastructure.
Investments in fixed telecommunications projects (mainly civil works for fibre roll-out) do not fall under the EIA Directive 2011/92/EC. The related works have limited environmental effects, apart from disturbances during civil work constructions, which can be mitigated by appropriate measures. Full environmental details will be assessed during appraisal, including the possible impacts on protected flora and fauna (Habitats 92/43/EC and Birds 79/409/EC).
The promoter is a private company not operating in the Utilities sector, and is thus not covered by EU Directives on procurement.
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