Thursday, September 17, 2020, 3:38 p.m.
Toledo has become the first World Heritage City in Spain with a fiber optic connection, an old aspiration of residents and businessmen in the historic centers to improve their internet browsing and boost online businesses.
The project has been undertaken by Telefónica in collaboration with the Toledo City Council and its development has not been easy as archaeological studies have had to be carried out on the 125 fiber distribution works in the heritage area. As highlighted this Thursday by the general director of Telefónica in Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid and Castilla y León, Marisa de Urquía, “Toledo will have more fiber optics than Berlin or Munich and will be at the forefront of European technologies.” . “Toledo is a pioneering example in Spain and Europe,” she added, to emphasize that “the fiber deployment in Spain is greater than the sum of the joint deployment of Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Germany.”
Fiber optics are now available in a good part of the historic center of Toledo, the largest of the group of World Heritage Cities in Spain, and will reach the entire historic area before the end of the year, as well as the 5G mobile connection, “which represents progress for the city from an economic, business and citizen service point of view,” stressed the mayor of this city, Milagros Tolón.
A pioneering project that can serve as an example for the other fourteen cities that hold this title granted by UNESCO: Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Ávila, Baeza (Jaén), Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza, Mérida (Badajoz), Salamanca , San Cristóbal de la Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Santiago de Compostela (La Coruña), Segovia, Tarragona and Úbeda (Jaén).