YAKUTSK, October 14. /TASS/. When Yakutia implements a large-scale digital services project in Arctic districts to 2025, tariffs on access to the Internet for individual users may drop there by almost 100 times, press service of the region's representation in Moscow said.
By the end of 2025, Yakutia's 86 Arctic settlements will receive an access to the high-speed Internet. An agreement on the Arctic Synergia was inked by Russia's Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev and Yakutia's Governor Aisen Nikolayev.
"The new fiber-optic communication lines will offer access to the high-speed Internet, 4G cell communication, and will upgrade communication infrastructures for more than 72,000 people," the press service said. "The implementation of the Arctic Synergia project will mean that the Internet tariffs for people living in the Arctic will drop by almost 100 times."
The fiber-optic communication lines will be terrestrial, and some passages will be laid along the Northern Sea Route. The construction will have three stages: the first one will continue from December, 2022 to 2023, the second is due in 2024, and the third, final stage, is planned for 2025.
Yakutia presently has fiber-optic communication lines of more than 13,000 kilometers long. The region's 373 settlements, where 91.2% of the region's population live, have access to the high-speed Internet.