The Better Regulation Delivery Office signed a memorandum on cooperation between the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the responsible committee of the Verkhovna Rada, the NCCIR, telecom associations and the Huawei Ukraine Company.
Its aim is to consolidate the efforts to develop broadband electronic communications networks, address the digital divide and provide high-quality Internet throughout Ukraine.
One of the next steps provided for by the document is to review the physical availability of connection to broadband networks for consumers across the country. First of all, in educational institutions, health care facilities, local authorities and local self-government agencies.
Based on a full-scale research, an interactive map of the broadband internet coverage in Ukraine (from cities to smallest villages) will be created and the principles of providing the whole territory of the country with quality Internet will be determined. In addition, a working group that will coordinate the development and adoption of the necessary regulatory framework with other CEBs and the market will be set up under the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
Cooperation will allow to show the first tangible results of work within a year. Reducing the digital divide means ensuring that our citizens have equal access to capabilities of modern technology regardless of their place of residence.