Federal Grant of 4.6 Million euros
Broadband expansion: Half of the investment will come from Berlin / Fuchtel: Another component for fast internet in our spa town
Bad Liebenzell. “Bad Liebenzell can be pleased about a considerable grant from the federal government for the expanding our broadband coverage,” said parliamentary state secretary Hans-Joachim Fuchtel. As the directly elected member of the Bundestag for the Calw/Freudenstadt constituency informs the Mayor Dietmar Fischer, the grant amounts exactly to EUR 4,609,464.
“The approved federal funds constitute half of the proposed investment needed to expand the broadband network in the town centre, in Maisenbach-Zainen, Unterhaugstett and Beinberg”, said mayor Fischer when he explained how the money will be used. “The other 50% of the total investment cost of 9.2 million euros will be 40% borne by the state of Baden-Württemberg and 10% by the town,” said the mayor. The state of Baden-Württemberg has not yet made a commitment, but the town has already planned for its participation in the budget.
“The federal funds for Bad Liebenzell are a further component that enables the federal government to contribute to expanding the fibre-optic network in rural regions characterised by tourism, such as the northern Black Forest. Even if the granting of applications takes some time, it is a good sign that the federal government is making its own contribution to providing citizens with fast internet access,” said Fuchtel.
“Together with the district of Calw, the town of Bad Liebenzell is expanding its broadband network. While the district is expanding the so-called backbone network, we are making sure that companies and households get the fibre-optic connection right to their doorstep and into their homes,” said mayor Fischer, when describing how the broadband expansion tasks will be shared in the Calw district and “we would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to the federal government.”