Network access should become one of the fundamental rights and the web is one of the essential tools of interaction and access to the services, personal, family and professional asset comparable to the light, water and gas. The medical emergency has given a vital push to the digitalization process and for 8 out of 10 Italians the web should be guaranteed to everyone and more than 60% would like to have 5G available as soon as possible. These are just some of the facts from the Censis report titled “Connectivity worth in Italy after Covid-19” produced together with WINDTRE.

According to the report there are 46 million people connected to the internet and 65% of them connect both via wire and via cellular internet, 14,1% only via cellular and 12,1% only via wired internet connection.

86,3% of the Italians are convinced that the internet access should be guaranteed to everyone everywhere. The percentage that rises up to 93,6% among younger audience, although almost the totality of the respondents thinks that the cost of the connectivity should be subsidized at least partially by the fiscal entity. The goal is a widespread economically convenient access and high-speed connection.

A lot has already been done, however, there is still a long road ahead to fill the digital divide and remove the barriers for accessing the network. More than 13 million Italians are saying that they are planning to upgrade the wired internet connection in the following months and 3 million Italians would like to enable it for the first time. 60,4% agrees to make the 5G connection available country-wide (and the number rises to 67,4% if we look at respondents with a degree and 77,3% among younger audience). Only 14,4% remain contrary to the idea of 5G believing that it can be harmful for one’s health.​

8 out of 10 Italians think that the internet should be guaranteed to everyone. It is considered an essential tool for interaction and access to the services, personal, family and professional asset comparable to the light, water and gas.

Cyber threats, online scams and cybersecurity implementation delays are very real and people that are skilled internet users are aware of it: 54,3% of them are afraid of being scammed while making a bank operation or buying online, 43,1% are afraid of the risk that minors can access the internet freely, 27,6% fear a probable social media dependency, 22,6% fear of haters.

The processes, products and services digitalization is the theme of the multiple actions of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. A fundamental action will help fill the gap in the digital skills of the citizens and in the manufacturing system and public services digitalization. Moreover, it will help retrieving infrastructural and technical investments, like DESI 2020 index certificate that currently puts Italy at 25th place out of 28 EU member states. 

UnipolTech participates in the country’s digitalization by designing and producing technological solutions for the Unipol Group. We contribute by providing innovative services therefore helping to raise user’s awareness level and to meet their needs by spreading the use of the advanced technology. We produce telematics devices that provide security and instant assistance during the trip, at home or at work. The current scenario that is led by country’s digitalization will make UnipolTech the main player when it comes to innovative and technologically advanced products design. ​​