Friday, 28. 12. 2018

Through the RUNE (Rural Network) Project, we will provide broadband internet access in all sections of Ljubljana

The City of Ljubljana has joined the RUNE Project, the aim of which is to offer access to the internet through the fibre-optic network to the inhabitants of areas where other market operators have no interest in building broadband access connections.

We are planning to build close to 2,100 connections in the scope of the project. Users will then be able to select the content provider of their choice under the same conditions.

We invited the inhabitants of the aforementioned areas to complete a questionnaire, with the aim of familiarising ourselves with their actual needs and interest in broadband connections.

We received the most responses from individuals (90.80%). The majority, or 78.77% of those surveyed, stated slow internet access as the most significant problem they face, followed by the freezing of their TV picture (68%) and the effect of weather conditions on the quality of services (59.08%).
Users found the free choice of a telecommunication service provider of exceptional importance, as 92.31% of those surveyed stated that they want to select a provider themselves and be able to change providers in a simple manner, if required.

The construction of the broadband network will begin towards the end of 2019, with the first users able to connect to the network at the beginning of 2020. At that time, they will be free to choose the telecommunication service provider of their choice.