Since 2000 the City of Terni has joined most innovative experiments funded by the Italian Government and aimed at strengthening e-government and online services. From 2007 Terni has taken part in various initiatives contributing to setting digital standards, reusing of results at national wide level in order to allow inter-operability among Public Administrations. More recent projects include new WI-FI infrastructure (using optical fibres owned by a private-public consortium CENTRALCOM) and the implementation of public hot spots with free access. At present hot spots are largely available at Council’s Multimedia Library and other important venues - such as the city’s main museums and the CAOS multicultural centre - while connection has been activated in 3 major public piazzas.
Though hot spots the Council is bind to contribute to a newer experiment of providing dynamic info and a larger share of on-services to citizens/business/administration.
Finding new digital intermediation paradigms, form part of the Council’s Digital Agenda and is a clear objective of Terni 2010-2020 Strategic Plan setting a 10 year perspective of future development for the city and its territorial role within the national and Eu context. The Council’s policies meet wider goals set by the Digital Agenda of Umbria Region primary focused on: 1) improving ICT infrastructure and access; 2) improving citizens and users ITC skills to overcome digital divide; 3) increasing recourse to open government tools; 4) improving availability and use of ICT tools in business and commerce especially among SMEs; 5) rethinking and reengineering of governance through the concept of smart cities and communities.