Abstract : Over recent years, local authorities have shown an increasing interest in CITs, and as a result, appropriate public policies have been put in place. Through their application, these technologies are designed to run alongside planning and development policies. They are also regarded as a means of revitalizing participation in local democracy. The discourse underlying these political measures gives local politicians an opportunity to pay tribute to the ideology of the «information society», an icon for progress and modernity. While these public policies remain more or less similar in terms of aims and applications, in relation to strategies for planning, design, monitoring, and completion timetables, they nevertheless show a broad diversity. By building up an analytic template based on the example of three regions (Alsace, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur and Bourgogne), this article aims to examine the way in which players at regional level make decisions, plan, put in place and monitor these «information society» policies.