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The puzzle of the end of the fiber optic project


REPORT - While France is well ahead of its neighbours, operators are tackling the most difficult connections.

Voisins-le-Bretonneux (Yvelines)

"How does the closure of the copper network earn us the visit of a minister?"

On his doorstep, Alain Serres, owner of a publishing house in Voisins-le-Bretonneux, does not hide his amusement when he meets Jean-Noël Barrot's gaze.

This Wednesday evening, the Minister for the Digital Transition and Telecommunications swapped his offices in Bercy for a door-to-door operation in the Yvelines.

And for good reason.

Voisins-le-Bretonneux, like five other French municipalities, will see the technical closure of its copper network (or ADSL) by its owner Orange on March 31 at the latest.

After fifty years of good and loyal service to ensure telephone communications and internet access for its inhabitants, it will make way for fiber optics, which is faster and more energy efficient.

Eight days before the deadline, the Minister comes to ensure that the migration is going smoothly.

In the town of Yvelines of 11,000 inhabitants, where 100%…

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Source: lefigaro

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