The Irish Government is proposing to build digital infrastructure for the first time in the country.
It has announced the budget for the next financial year for the National Digital Infrastructure Fund, which will fund the expansion of public internet services.
A digital infrastructure plan, published in the Government’s 2017-18 budget, outlined how the government intends to expand the internet access network, provide a single payer service to all people and increase broadband access to all users.
The Government said it would invest €3bn to build a single-payer digital infrastructure fund and €1bn for an infrastructure investment fund.
The budget also includes a package of measures aimed at supporting local digital businesses, such as a local digital currency.
The National Digital Fund is designed to help local businesses increase their digital business presence.
The plan is to establish a single point of entry for digital payments and exchange.
This would allow users to transfer money from one device to another and pay for goods and services from one wallet to another.
In addition, it would provide a way for users to make digital purchases from a bank, with the possibility of buying a digital product from a shop on their smartphone.
The Budget said the digital infrastructure will help local and regional businesses to grow their digital presence and attract more customers.
“The National digital infrastructure is a platform for the establishment of new businesses and the expansion and expansion of existing businesses to provide greater digital access to consumers,” the Government said in the Budget.
“These businesses will be able to attract new customers and support the growth of their businesses and provide a new source of revenue to the economy.”
Digital Ireland is an umbrella organisation of digital services across the State.
The Department of Communications, Innovation and Science said digital infrastructure would provide new and sustainable sources of revenue and employment for local communities.
“We want to ensure that our digital infrastructure provides value for money and is a catalyst for employment, and provides a secure environment for digital businesses and communities,” a spokesman said.
“Digital infrastructure will also play a vital role in creating jobs, as it will enable the creation of more businesses and more jobs in the digital economy, with a positive impact on jobs and economic growth.”