Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Best practices


Click on a country to see selected examples of Best Practices in the Member States.

This non exhaustive list of projects at Broadband Europe demonstrate good examples of broadband and Next Generation Networks roll-out. The presented concepts and measures can provide new impulses for future broadband projects in the European regions and states.

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Titlesort descending Description / explanation Country
Fibre to all | Municipality Vejen Vejen Municipality has had a target of fibre to all in the municipality before the end of 2012. The municipal institutions are connected through a fibre ring that has brought significant gains, and... more Denmark
Municipal Optical Fibre Network | Bassenge In Bassenge, municipal buildings are scattered in various locations throughout the county. It is therefore not easy to establish good communication between the different services. In order to... more Belgium
Regional broadband deployment Phase 1 | Auvergne The Auvergne region decided to deploy broadband infrastructure as a means to strengthen the competitiveness and the attractiveness of its territory. The programme is based on a mix of technologies in... more France
Satellite broadband in rural areas | Galicia region The purpose of the call is to provide internet access for 3% of the population, which due to their high dispersion or their location, cannot have access to broadband of at least 2 Mbps. This program... more Spain
AB Stokab | Stockholm Municipal-owned AB Stokab rolls out large-scale dark fibre network across city. Sweden
Access to infrastructure | Portugal In 2004, duct access was imposed in the Electronic Communications Law where it was established that Portugal Telecom (PTC) must make available an offer of access to ducts. The offer "Oferta de... more Portugal
Adenau und Altenahr | Germany Broadband initiative of the Association of municipalities Adenau and Altenahr with the water supply purpose association Eifel-Ahr. Germany
Almere Unet | Flevoland Region Name: Almere Unet (also under the name Almere Fibre pilot and the programme Almere Kennisstad (Knowledge City)) in Almere, Flevoland Region, Netherlands. Duration: 2002-2010; deployment of the... more Netherlands
Arabianranta virtual village | Helsinki Arabianranta is the name of a redevelopment project of former industrial wasteland at the Eastern waterfront of the inner city Helsinki. The Arabianranta project is a pilot project in several... more Finland
Ardèche Drôme Numérique | France The ADN (Ardèche Drôme Numérique) project has connected 96% of the population (360 000 homes) in the Ardèche and Drôme Departments to broadband internet, marking a major step forward into the digital... more France
Asko Island | Denmark Deployment of a fiber network by the service provider SEAS-NVE, following the organized expression of interest by citizens and local actors. Denmark
Asturcón network | Asturias The network ASTURCÓN (Red Astur de Comunicaciones Ópticas Neutras). Place: Autonomous Community Principality of Asturias (Principado de Asturias), Capital: Oviedo Asturcón is an Fibre-to-the-home (... more Spain
Baltic Sea Backbone Cable - Sea Lion Project | Finland A new submarine cable will be built between Finland and Germany with one branching element to include other nations bordering the Baltic Sea in the proposed network structure. The cable would connect... more Finland
BORnet GmbH | Germany The first FTTH project of BORnet GmbH was launched in Barlo, a city district of Bocholt. BORnet GmbH does not own the passive network infrastructure, but just the active network components. The... more Germany
Breitband Austria Zwanzigdreizehn BBA 2013 | Austria Based on the Austrian's aim for broadband development, a basic broadband should be available for the entire households with a minimum speed of 25 Mbps. This should be achieved based on the... more Austria
Breitband Nordhessen GmbH | Nordhessen The scarcely populated counties of Waldeck-Frankenberg, Werra-Meißner, Schwalm-Eder, Hersfeld-Rotenburg of the Hessen and Kassel district established the company Breitband Nordhessen GmbH with the... more Germany
Broadband Backhaul Network Development | Hungary Based on the 5 year Digital Renewal Action Plan (2010-2014), and a detailed broadband development concept in November 2011, the Hungarian Ministry of National Development published a draft call for... more Hungary
Broadband Deployment in Marburg-Biedenkopf | Germany Breitbandausbau (broadband deployment) in Marburg-Biedenkopf (excl. City of Marburg) Germany
Broadband deployment in Mittelsachsen | Germany The county of Mittelsachsen committed since 2009 to cover the whole county with broadband connection. In order to get an overview of the current status in the underserved areas of the county, a... more Germany
Broadband development | Pomorskie region Development of regional broadband fibre backbone in unfavourable locations. Poland
Broadband for all in Cochem-Zell | Germany The district Cochem-Zell is the first district in Germany to organize a fiber optic network as a project of a public-private partnership (PPP). The broadband infrastructure company Cochem-Zell mbH (... more Germany
Broadband network development Lattelcom | Latvia Early in 2009, with the country’s economy in difficulties, the Latvian incumbent network operator Lattelecom announced a huge project – its network of the future – aimed at bringing about the next... more Latvia