Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - The SPD in the Hessian state parliament is calling for faster digital expansion in the state. When it comes to fiber optics, Hesse is in 13th place far behind the national average, said SPD MP Bijan Kaffenberger on Wednesday in the Hessian state parliament. It's just a series of declarations of intent. The black-green state government relies on a voluntary commitment that lacks transparency about the expansion and supply of digital infrastructure.
The SPD presented a draft law intended to make the actual expansion of fiber optic networks transparent. The country should continuously collect data on the course of funded and non-funded telecommunications structures and make them publicly available. The course of digital infrastructure should be taken into account in state planning and the connection of properties should be anchored as a planning goal.
Digital Minister Kristina Sinemus (CDU) said the proposed regulations were unnecessary because this was already regulated at federal level. Support for rural areas is also an important concern of the state government. The CDU MP Jörg Michael Müller also said that the demands of the SPD had already been settled.