Internet 4all

Description / Objectives

To reduce the digital gap between neighbourhoods and ensure access to new technologies.

In Barcelona, there is a significant digital gap between different neighbourhoods, especially depending on income. The City Council has projects to reduce this gap and aims to ensure that access to internet services and solutions and to emerging technologies is efficient and balanced throughout the territory.

The digital gap gets worse when it is combined with other factors, such as employment and level of education.  For example, 84% of Barcelona residents have broadband in their homes, while there is up to 34% difference between districts regarding internet connection in homes.

The City Council works with third-sector organisations to reduce this gap, through digital-inclusion programmes and specific projects aimed at the most vulnerable groups. One of the main objectives is for no one in the city to remain without an internet connection due to a lack of resources.

In order to counter and reduce these inequalities, a range of initiatives is being carried out, including improving municipal infrastructures, such as the corporative network and the public Wi-Fi network, as well as holding educational and informative workshops in the city's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

News

Av. Meridiana. Ciutadella-Glòries. Aèria

Barcelona collaborates on the 5G Catalunya project

Wed, 09/06/2021 - 13:49

The 5G Catalunya project is to be developed with the collaboration of various organisations, such as Barcelona City Council, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Fira de Barcelona, i2cat, Intel and the IESE business school.

Hack the Hospital, Barcelona, Boston, repte, tecnologia, salut

Innovative proposals to improve hospital stays for teenagers

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 14:30

Smart City. Hack the Hospital is an international hackathon which will bring together teams of professionals and patients from Barcelona and Boston.

Digitisation of the maintenance of metro line 5 (L5)

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 09:49

Mobility and transport. The aims are to avoid breakdowns and maintain the equipment more efficiently.

Solar paving to generate electricity in Plaça de les Glòries

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 11:24

Environment and sustainability. The pilot project will see an area of 50 square metres get solar energy generating paving to produce 7,560 kWh a year, equivalent to the consumption of three homes.

Agenda

Congrés "Smart Mobility Congress"

When:
Del 16/11/2021 al 18/11/2021
Where:
Fira Barcelona - Recinte Gran Via
Av Joan Carles I 64 (Hospitalet llobregat)
902233200
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