Digital services are part of our daily lives. They are vital to the functions of businesses and public services, and contribute to the competitiveness of the area. Access to a high speed or very high speed internet is today an essential service for many companies in order for them to remain competitive, appealing and reactive.
Conscious that such access is a major challenge to planning and economic development; Quimper Bretagne Occidentale has quickly identified the area's broadband deficiencies and has decided to invest.
In 2006 the Hermineo project was launched, a public network that aims to eliminate the digital divide within Quimper Bretagne Occidentale by providing a broadband service throughout.
Quimper Bretagne Occidentale entrusted the creation and operation of the Hermineo network to Axione as part of a 15 year public service contract. To manage the network, the company created Quimper Communauté Télécom, based at Creac’h Gwen.
The area's important issues are also well understood at government levels. This improves the situation for rural areas (with little or no access to broadband), white and grey areas, and supports investments from private urban operators.
Responding to an appeal by the State for submissions of intent to invest, Orange has announced its aim to provide fibre optic cables to homes in all major French cities by 2020, including the 8 municipalities of the Quimper Bretagne Occidentale network.
The local authority is developing an accompanying agreement so that this expansion can be achieved in an intelligent manner.
The communes of Quimper Bretagne Occidentale therefore rely on two major players to ensure fair distribution, very high speeds and the elimination of the area's digital divide.
The Hermineo networks aims to provide 100% of households in Quimper Bretagne Occidentale’s 8 communes, including those ineligible for broadband, with high and very high speed digital connections, as well as very high speed fibre optics for those companies that express an interest.
Coverage of 100% of the territory of the conglomeration, eradicating the digital divide
Contact : Quimper Communauté Telecom
« Le Forum », 2 Rue Félix Le Dantec, 29000 Quimper.
Tel. 02 98 64 48 99
Orange has made a commitment to the government and local communities to create a private network providing all of the major towns, including Quimper Bretagne Occidentale, with fibre optics by 2020.
Quimper Bretagne Occidentale began a process of dialogue and cooperation with Orange, in order to provide priority expansion of their new high speed fibre-optic network to areas with poor service.
Orange began the fibre optic expansion at the beginning of 2014. Given the magnitude of this task, work will continue gradually until 2020
To find which areas are covered by fibre optic please connect to the web site provided by Orange
http://reseaux.orange.fr/couverture-fibre and consult the city map of FTTH coverage
Fibre optic is glass wire surrounded by a sheath that allows light to circulate. This technology is particularly suited for the transfer of digital data. ADSL (broadband via a copper network) has allowed many households access to better technology, including "triple offers" (internet, telephone, TV).
The higher performance fibre changes the life of Internet users, thanks to far higher speeds than those of ADSL broadband:
With fibre weak signals are never an issue
Hôtel de Ville et d'Agglomération
44, place Saint-Corentin - CS 26004 - 29107 Quimper cedex
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