The Orne Digital Tour

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Jerome NuryJérôme Nury, chairman of the local planning and economy commission, representing Alain Lambert, President of Orne Council, presented the new Orne Digital Masterplan to the general public at starTech61 on Friday 31st May.

Public meetings presenting the Orne Digital Masterplan

Uses and the key challenges for Orne, along with the choices made and the programme of initiatives included in the plan, were all explained The Plan is not a “one-size-fits-all” kind of scheme. It is a complex plan, scaled to meet a diverse range of needs and fit in with existing infrastructures.

For Alain Lambert, “The Orne Digital Masterplan is the most ambitious in France for a department of our scope. It will be built on a number of objectives, and phased to meet the needs expressed by Orne residents. Digital access is now one of life’s necessities. In a few years’ time, it will be used to produce goods and services remotely. Surgical operations will be controlled remotely, industries will produce parts which will be assembled in local workshops…  Then there is a whole host of uses we have not even thought of yet! ”

This meeting, the first in a series of five information and consultation sessions to be held across Orne, was thus an opportunity to talk openly about the requirements of our towns and villages, and of companies and individuals, in order to match investment as closely as possible to the budgets available. “For the future and the attractiveness of our area, we have to invest to improve internet speeds and to upgrade to very high-speed access To this end, Orne Council is focusing on a realistic, responsible approach based on gradual roll-out, working hand-in-hand with private initiatives, using existing infrastructures, keeping up-to-date with changes in legislation and regulations, and constantly listening to requirements,” explained Alain Lambert.

Other public meetings have been planned in Orne: at Gacé on Thursday 6th June at 6pm (salle Tahiti), at Domfront on Tuesday 11th June 2013 at 6pm (salle Rougeyron at the town hall), at Mortagne-au-Perche on Monday 24th June 2013 at 4pm (the former Palais de Justice, Place du Tribunal) and at Giel-Courteilles on Friday 5th July 2013 at 6pm (Collège Giel-Don Bosco). Registration required at