Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

05. Financing and facilitating broadband projects

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Center Borschette (Getting bottom-up broadband), Autoworld (Facilitating wide-scale broadband), 16/06/2011 (9:30-13:30)

The workshop will bring together policy markers, local and regional actors with other stakeholders to share guidance and best practice on financing and facilitating broadband roll-out with a view to develop broadband projects proposals, including in the context of rural and regional development (Digital Agenda action 48).

Due to a significant interest in this workshop from the stakeholder community and demand for broader coverage of the Digital Agenda's Pillar 4 issues, we have decided to divide workshop 5 into two parallel sessions.

The 1st parallel workshop (Getting bottom-up broadband projects up and running) aims at:

  • (a) evaluating the pros and cons of identified bottom-up investment models
  • (b) discussing what is still needed to stimulate investment in viable broadband projects and
  • (c) enabling regional and local actors to develop concrete broadband projects proposals

This parallel workshop is linked to Big Idea 5 (bottom-up broadband).

Session (Getting bottom-up broadband projects up and running) organiser: Guido ACCHIONI (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Belgium)

The 2nd parallel workshop (Facilitating wide-scale broadband investments) aims at:

  • (a) presenting a range of on-the-ground investment projects, exploring the challenges of securing investments from a variety of players to meet the DAE broadband targets, with a particular focus on the role of telecom operators;
  • (b) discussing innovative regulatory measures to facilitate and reduce the costs of the network roll-out process.

Session (Facilitating wide-scale broadband investment) organiser: Katarzyna SZCZUKA (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Belgium)

Workshop links and documents

Workshop results

Session organiser: Guido ACCHIONI (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Belgium)

Workshop hashtag

#daa11broadband