Telecommunications and Postal Services

As from the entry-into-force of the Amendment to the Austrian Federal Ministries Act (“Bundesministeriengesetz“), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism has also been responsible for broadband deployment, telecommunications and postal services – areas that had before been within the competence of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology. These agendas are of overriding importance to the future-oriented development of rural areas and strong, vibrant regions.