The funding plan for the Martinique Tres Haut Debit (THD) project has been adopted by the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique (CTM), with EUR108.3 million (USD122.5 million) earmarked for the deployment of 4,500km of fibre over five years, NewsMedia Overseas reports. Under Phase 1 of the programme (scheduled to run until 2019), Lamentin, Case-Pilot, Sainte-Luce, Trois-Ilets, Lorrain and Marigot will benefit from a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service. Deployment is underway in Lamentin and Case-Pilot, with rollouts scheduled to commence in Sainte-Luce and Trois-Ilets in January 2019, and Lorrain and Marigot by the end of 1Q19. Under Phase 2 of the project, the FTTH networks will be extended to Ducos, Gros-Morne, Saint-Esprit, Saint-Pierre, Morne-Rouge, Preacher, Fonds-Saint-Denis, Sainte-Marie, Trinidad and Riviere-Pilote, with project studies currently underway at Riviere-Pilote, Gros-Morne, Saint-Esprit and Fonds-Saint-Denis. Phase 3 (to start in 2020) will see the deployment of fibre in Francois, Basse-Pointe, Ajoupa-Bouillon, Grand Riviere, Macouba, Saint-Joseph, Riviere-Salee, Robert, Vauclin, Diamond, Anses-d’Arlets, Marin, Saint-Anne, Morne-Vert and Carbet. Areas already covered by SFR Caraibe will not be included in the programme. Further, 26 neighbourhoods on the island will benefit from better ADSL speeds by mid-2019, extending coverage to 99.8% of population.