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Infrastructures for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) play a relevant role in the new society as a means of inclusion and competitiveness for the population, commercial activities, administration and tourism. As of today, broadband connectivity has become a necessity to avoid exclusion of part of the population. This is also true for remote mountain areas and that’s why filling the gap of the digital divide  in the Alps is considered  an important goal by the Alpine Convention.
The Alpine Digital Agenda Task Force has been set up with the aim of analyzing the digital gap in the Alps and promote the development of a  Digital Agenda tailor-made for the Alpine population. To this extent, it is implementing a document analyzing the main issue related to ICT in the Alps and proposes some solutions and best practices. 
The aim of the study is facilitating the development of broadband in remote and high altitude areas in order to offer advanced services at the social level (such as telemedicine or distance learning) as well as at the economic one (for instance, through the creation of networks which can support the development of start-ups so that permanence or comeback of the youth is fostered). Moreover, the document proposes to harmonize the digital services  of the public administration in order to provide innovative and useful services to the populations living in isolated areas. 
The priorities identified by the document form the foundations of a proposal of an Alpine Digital Agenda which is proposed for adoption at the XIII Alpine Conference in Turin.  

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