The government wants to accelerate digital coverage of the Gard

Foreign Minister Cdric O, in charge of the digital transition and electronic communications, traveled to Ales (Gard) this Thursday, August 20th. The opportunity to discover the different training activities of IMT Mines d’Ales in IA and Industrial Mechanics and to take stock of the progress of the fiber optic connection at the local level.

Out and about this Thursday, Foreign Minister Cedric O, in charge of the digital transition and electronic communications, will begin his new mandate by going to Alès (30) this Thursday, August 20. This trip to this municipality of Gard, known as the “Capital of the Cevennes”, aims first of all to highlight initiatives in favor of training in digital professions, a very dynamic sector in terms of job creation (with more than 25,000 jobs that created by IT last year). On that day, the Foreign Minister also planned to take stock of the use of high-speed infrastructure in the Gars department as part of the high-speed plan for France.

From 2 p.m., Cedric O plans to visit the Croupillac site of the Ecole des Mines d’Alès (IMT) in the presence of students and staff. The program includes a presentation of the training activities PRISM (Industrial Performance and Mechatronic Systems, a mechatronic platform), IA (Computing and Artificial Intelligence) and LGI2P (research laboratory in the field of artificial intelligence and systems technology). offered by the university. He will then be awaited at the Digit’Alès digital campus, an IT training center that is also a start-up incubator, before heading to the JSC France warehouse to meet with fiber optic customers.

Access to technology for everyone

The end of the day will focus on fiber again and present a connection point in La Grand-Combe. “We already knew, but the restriction reminded us with a certain force: we have to accelerate in order to bring the digital life of the entire French people closer everywhere,” said the foreign minister responsible for the digital transition and digital communication electronically in a press release . “Hand in hand with the actors on the ground and especially the local authorities, the government wants to guarantee everyone, wherever they live, simplified access to the new possibilities of digital technology,” he concluded.