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    Signature(s)

    Amount
    € 200,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    France : € 200,000,000
    Telecom : € 200,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    10/06/2020 : € 200,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    11 February 2020
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 10/06/2020
    20190352
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    AUVERGNE NUMERIQUE TRES HAUT DEBIT
    AUVERGNE NUMERIQUE
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 200 million
    EUR 403 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The project relates to the roll-out of the second and third phases of a publicly owned fibre broadband network Public initiative network (PIN) in the Auvergne Region, covering the Départements Allier, Cantal, Puy de Dôme and Haute-Loire, France.

    The objective of the project, to be implemented from beginning 2019 until the end of 2025, is to deploy a Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network covering around 257 000 homes, as well as a Fibre to the Enterprise (FTTE) network covering 3 400 small businesses and enterprises. The access network will be deployed in areas where private operators are not providing very high capacity broadband services due to lack of commercial interest and will therefore be commercialised on an open access basis to the private retail operators.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    Investments in fixed telecommunications projects (mainly civil works for fibre rollout) do not fall under the Annexes I & II of the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU amending the Directive 2011/92/EU. The related works have limited environmental effects, apart from disturbances during civil work constructions, which can be mitigated by appropriate measures.

    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been and will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation, 2014/24/EU as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - AUVERGNE NUMERIQUE TRES HAUT DEBIT
    Publication Date
    9 Apr 2020
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    123621053
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20190352
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
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