2020 | Infratel Italia
Visual Analytics, Dataviz, Data Journalism, and Open data
At the beginning of 2020, Italian telecommunications provider Infratel contacted Accurat to redesign a website for the BUL project: an ambitious plan to boost internet connectivity throughout the country. Come spring and the COVID–19 outbreak in Europe, the project took on a new level of urgency.
At any point, users can opt out of map–based exploration and search for the status of a town, neighborhood, and even address with the help of a chat assistant. And with the latest release, there’s a way to check local progress with even less effort. An integration with voice-activated devices like Alexa and Telegram allows users to inquire about broadband construction, just as they might ask about the weather.
A new editorial section features interactive tools for practical usage and research, plus data–driven strorytelling related to Infratel’s work. More generally, it's also intended to educate citizens on digital innovations made possible by widespread broadband access.