Auvergne Numerique Regional Board (R.A.N)
The Auvergne Numérique Regional Board (RAN) is a structure dedicated to the deployment of THD under the leadership of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region and the 4 Auvergne departments
(Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme).
What are the digital goals?
In 2013, the Auvergne Region and the 4 Auvergne departments (Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme) jointly developed the “Auvergne Very High Speed (THD)” project aimed at providing a large part of the inhabitants and businesses d'Auvergne access to very high speed, mainly by optical fiber. An intermediate objective was to allow, as of 2017, an Internet connection with a speed at least equal to 8 Mbps.
Ambitions now revised upwards by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, which has included in its Digital Roadmap an ambitious program to offer by 2020 a minimum speed of 30 Mbps for all through a fiber technological mix / VDSL / 4G fixed / new generation satellites.
The Auvergne Very High Speed program is a major component of this regional ambition which favors the deployment of fiber optics in the home (also called "FttH") while relying until 2017 on other ADSL broadband technologies and wireless networks (Wifimax).
Under the impetus of the Region and the 4 Auvergne Departments, the program launched in 2013 which aimed to provide 77% of Auvergne residents and businesses with access to fiber optics by 2025, was accelerated and amplified: from 2022, 91% of the Auvergne premises will be covered by fiber, this at a cost lower than what was provided for in the initial contract. This program is supplemented by assistance with the installation of Satellite kits. Learn more about the technologies deployed .
What is the scope of the public initiative?
The Régie Auvergne Numérique ensures on behalf of the Region and the Auvergne Departments (Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme) the establishment of the public digital network in complementarity with the perimeter covered by private operators (Orange and SFR) which intervene on their own funds in the most densely populated areas (this distribution follows a Call for projects launched by the State in 2011). This private intervention zone covers the metropolis of Clermont-Ferrand, the agglomerations of Aurillac, Montluçon, Moulins, Puy-en-Velay, Vichy and the cities of Riom (63) and Saint-Flour (15 ).
How are the objectives implemented?
The Region, Leader for the implementation of the Territorial Master Plan for Digital Development , has entrusted the Régie Auvergne Numérique with the implementation of the public Very High Speed electronic communications network in the Auvergne region.
Created in June 2013, the Régie Auvergne Numérique is responsible for monitoring the construction and operation of a very high speed electronic communications network in the Auvergne region, built under a Partnership Contract, hired by the Region with the support of the 4 Departments.See more