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News 01 Jun 20

Tourism 4.0: Alta Murgia National Park joins “WiFi Italia”

Firmata la convenzione operativa tra il Ministero dello Sviluppo economico, la Regione Puglia, il Parco Nazionale dell’Alta Murgia e Infratel S.p.A.

 
The operating agreement between the Ministry of Economic Development, Puglia Region, Alta Murgia National Park and Infratel S.p.A. has been signed. for the diffusion of Wi-Fi connectivity and intelligent platforms and for the implementation of experimental measures and good practices for the enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage. The agreement has as its purpose the design, construction and maintenance of an infrastructure consisting of new Wi-Fi access points that will allow free access to the Internet and digital services by citizens and tourists in the areas of  National Park of Alta Murgia using the Wi-Fi Italia app.

The intervention is extended to the testing of new Li-Fi technologies for the Park's public interest services. "As Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economic Development and the town of nearby Matera, I am proud of the important result achieved" - said Mirella Liuzzi - "the goal is to equip the internal areas of our country with a system of material infrastructures and intangible for the development of a digital ecosystem devoted to Tourism 4.0 and which can enhance the peculiarities of these territories.

This agreement represents a further step forward so that  Alta Murgia Park will become an increasingly attractive place for citizens and tourists as well as fly for the growth of the local economic fabric. " "For some time now there has been a strong need to enhance wireless connectivity in Alta Murgia, especially in some areas completely without access points. This is essential both to make the geological, naturalistic and cultural heritage of the Park usable, and for reasons related to safety, since those who travel the territory must do so in the certainty of being reachable in case of need.

Today it is vitally important to be able to connect to the Internet during a trip or a simple walk, to have the certainty of being able to communicate with relatives and friends at any time, to easily find the information you need. This agreement will improve access to digital services thanks to new and more numerous free hotspot points, and will only improve the experience that citizens and tourists will make of  Alta Murgia Park " said Francesco Tarantini, President of  National Park Alta Murgia.
It is essential to accelerate the digitalization of the country, especially in a phase such as this in which citizens have a strong need and demand for connectivity "- said Marco Bellezza - CEO of Infratel," the agreement with the Alta Murgia represents a model that we intend to follow also with other national parks to start again with quality and sustainable tourism. Our duty is to implement as soon as possible what was agreed for the park's infrastructure ".

 

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