Digitalisation in rural areas

A good digital infrastructure and the possibilities of digitisation are important to keep the living and working environment attractive, especially in rural areas.

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Overview of topics

Universal broadband coverage – also in rural areas

Efficient digital infrastructure is increasingly becoming a determining factor in whether areas, particularly rural areas, will prosper in the future.


Land.Digital: 61 innovative projects receive funding

With the “Land.Digital” support scheme, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) supports the digital transformation in rural areas and disseminates model practical concepts under the umbrella of the Federal Rural Development Scheme (BULE) throughout Germany.


The “Smarte LandRegionen” model project - BMEL supports digital solutions for rural areas

Under the “Smarte LandRegionen” (smart rural regions) model project, the BMEL is supporting up to seven individual rural districts in developing and implementing digital solutions in rural regions.


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