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Fiber-Optic Internet to Cover Entire Georgia

Tbilisi, April 15th — Georgia’s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development opened a tender for constructing optical internet cables covering entirety of the country. The aim of the project is to cover Georgia with high-speed internet, including the removed and isolated parts of the country.

“A tender will be held up until May 5th of 2015 to select the one company which will gain agency over this project. The aim is to cover up to 2000 new settlements and villages of Georgia.” — said Deputy Economy Minister Ms Natia Mikeladze to the press.

NAtia Mikeladze
Deputy Economy Minister Natia Mikeladze speaking to the press about the fiber-optic Internet project

The telecommunications company wishing to lead the project is required to submit a statement to the Ministry of Economy no later than May 15th of this year. The given company will have three years to complete the work, which will be overlooked by the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC).

The project will contribute into socio-economic as well as cultural development of the country.

The potential companies participating for the tender include SilkNet, Caucasus Online, and Greennet. The winner company will be expected to cover all the expenses itself, no government subsidy will be provided — says the Economy Ministry of Georgia.