France Stratégie has been commissioned to carry out the assessment of the PFHTD in order to measure its socio-economic impacts, its direct and indirect effects on companies, employment and the local development, as well as on the uses and accessibility of online public services. France Strategie will rely on scientific work and the expertise of academic research teams. The evaluation program will take place over three years, from 2019 to 2022.
Pierre-Jean Benghozi, professor at Polytechnique and director of research at the CNRS, will chair the work and will be accompanied by a Scientific Council, which will guarantee the evaluation method and will be made up of high-level French and European scientists, and a Stakeholders' Committee, which will bring together representatives of civil society and the economic world.
The first available works of the Committee
Roll-out of super-fast broadband and the Plan France très haut debit : Socio-Economic Assessment – Progress Report, August 2020
The challenges for French society are numerous. The France Très Haut Débit Plan attempts to strengthen the national economic fabric, but it is also an essential lever for regional planning policies and aims to reduce the digital divide and territorial inequalities in all metropolitan and overseas territoriese […]
Ultra-Fast Broadband in Europe: State of play and trends, online seminar, September to October 2020
In four consecutive workshops, the seminar is designed to compare the different points of view and concepts related to the roll-out of UFB that of public players (European institutions, national regulatory bodies, local authorities, ...) but also private players (industrialists, Internet service providers, civil engineering constructors).
This first seminary is organized as part of this evaluation scheme along with research projects to investigate on socio-economic impacts including new uses, on the governance of the plan and on the effects of public action and funds and the Impact of the European aid scheme.
Session 1 - Policies development and regulatory frameworks
The current crisis has shown that the widespread development of Ultra-fast Broad Band (UFB) networks in Europe is no longer an option but a necessity. To achieve the objectives set by the European Commission in terms of UFB coverage in Europe, significant investments are necessary but effective regulatory tools must accompany them […]
Session 2 - Ultra fast broadband (UFB) and Fttx roll-out: an overview of EU28 and European Digital Agenda achievement
After having drawn up an initial report on the development of policies implemented in the various countries and in Europe and the corresponding regulatory framework, the second session, aims to measure the state of rollout in Europe and in particular go into more detail and understanding of the UFB situation in different countries […]
Session 3 - How much does it cost ? How to assess FttH roll-out costs: ex-post costs, cost modeling, costs drivers
This session is devoted to the question of the costs of deploying very ultra-fast broadband (UFB). Although Europe has made significant progress, the COVID crisis has highlighted the major inequalities in Europe in terms of Internet access, particularly in rural areas. 40 billion € of annual investment will be needed in Europe to achieve the targets of the Gigabit Society […]
Session 4 - Who pays what? Public and private investment, state aids regime in Europe
This last session focuses on the sources of funding for THD deployments in Europe and the articulation between public and private funding. If the role of the public authority is essential in the financing of these infrastructures, its role is also to ensure the development of new uses and guarantee access to all users […]