Lower saxony focuses on broadband expansion and support for microenterprises in rural areas
The digitized world requires a fast and stable Internet connection. Especially in rural areas this is often not yet sufficiently available. Lower Saxony has set out to change this and boost broadband expansion like never before. This is the first time that micro-enterprises are to be supported.
Thanks to support from the state and federal governments, up to 100 million euros are now to be invested in broadband expansion. In many rural areas there is still a need to catch up in terms of connection to the high-speed Internet. This is why Lower Saxony is focusing on the expansion of fiber optic connections. With this technology, a broadband and functioning Internet connection can be guaranteed.
Micro-enterprises in particular are to benefit from the support measures. They can now apply for financial support for the first time and thus benefit from the advantages of the digital world. A fast Internet connection is indispensable these days to keep up with the competition. By promoting microenterprises in rural areas, the aim is to enable them to continue to exist and grow in the future.
Support for microenterprises
In today’s world, digital connectivity is an important factor for the success of businesses. To ensure good broadband coverage in rural regions as well, Lower Saxony is focusing on comprehensive support for broadband expansion. For the first time, support is also being provided to micro-enterprises in rural areas to help them gain access to the latest technologies and strengthen their competitiveness.
The funding plan is intended above all to enable companies that have had to rely on poor network connections to develop and implement future-oriented business models. For example, small craft businesses can improve their networking with suppliers and customers and thus work more efficiently.
Support is not only provided in financial form, but also includes consulting services for companies. This is where experts can show microenterprises how to use new technologies effectively for their business. This opens up new opportunities for growth and success, especially for companies that have had little experience with digital technologies to date.
- Conclusion: With the support program for microenterprises in rural areas, Lower Saxony is sending a strong signal for the promotion of digitization in the state. Through advice and financial support, small businesses can benefit and position themselves for the future.