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20/03/2014
The municipality of Vejen has been working with broadband infrastructure and access to broadband for a number of years. They have participated in projects and formed a strategy to ensure access to highspeed fibre connections in the entire municipality by 2012. They therefore entered into an agreement with two power companies, which provided the necessary infrastructure. Read more
20/03/2014
In 2012 Analysys Mason published a study for Telefónica and Telecom Italia in order to examine the progress to date towards achievements of the European Digital Agenda targets for 2020. The study includes a comparison of European, national and local policies, market trends and technologies. Read more
20/03/2014
In Finland's Suupohja County a municipality-owned fibre network to public places and village has been established between 2005 and 2013 (and continuing) in order to revitalise the countryside.The network has been built by Suupohjan Seutuverkko Oy (SSV), a non-profit limited company owned by seven municipalities in Western Finland. Read more
20/03/2014
Within the ENGAGE project (“Enhancing Next Generation Access Growth in Europe”), running since January 2012 until December 2014, a Good Practice Guide has been devloped. The guide presents Good Practices from the Partner countries France, Germany, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Finland, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Italy. The ENGAGE project is an INTERREG IVC project undertaken in order to gather interesting Good practice which illustrate the development of High Speed Broadband networks and services throughout rural Europe. Read more
20/03/2014
The Polish Office of Electronic Communications established in 2011 an Information Broadband Infrastructure System (SIIS) showing Polish telecom infrastructure including building levels, operators, penetration and internet speed. Read more
20/03/2014
Three Austrian municipalities Großschönau, St. Martin and Bad Großpertholz have connected in a common initiative their citizens with FTTH and created a common fibre network between 2005 and 2009. The document shows how synergies have been used and which services are now available in the municipalities. Read more
19/03/2014
The EU launched a new project called Graphenics that aims to develop an ultra-compact graphene-based mid-infrared broadband light source. The project include researchers from Belgium, Austria, Poland and Canada. They hope to develop a highly compact and portable device, that will pave the way to mid-infrared broadband light sources in applications such as medical diagnostics and optical safety testing of water. Read more
19/03/2014
The future of computing is based on Big Data. The vast collections of information available on the web and in the cloud could help prevent the next financial crisis, or even tell you exactly when your bus is due. The key lies in giving everything – whether it's a person, business or product – a unique identifier. Read more
19/03/2014
Robots could scour avalanche sites, enter burning buildings or secure city streets contaminated by poisonous chemicals, saving lives and increasing the effectiveness of rescue missions. Read more
19/03/2014
European Data Forum, Athens, 19 March 2014 Read more

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