The European Broadband Awards is an annual event where the European Commission recognizes outstanding broadband deployment projects in Europe. It highlights the successful establishment of broadband infrastructures through these awards.

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The European Broadband Awards are open to all types of projects irrespective of the size, location, or technologies used. The competition targets national, regional, and local public authorities (e.g. municipalities, regions and administrations) as well as large and small privately funded projects that adopt innovative models of investment, business or financing.

European Broadband Awards 2017

49 projects applied by the deadline of 7 September 2017. The projects were assessed by a jury composed of experts in broadband who selected the 15 finalists and the five winners. The European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu and Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Phil Hogan awarded the five winners at the Award Ceremony on 20 November 2017 and their projects were showcased at the Broadband Days in Brussels. The winners and finalists are featured in the good practices database of Broadband Europe.

Award categories

The projects were awarded in one of the five categories:

  1. Innovative models of financing, business and investment.
  2. Cost reduction and co-investment in a future proof infrastructure.
  3. Territorial cohesion in rural and remote areas.
  4. Socio-economic impact and affordability.
  5. Openness and competition.

The video interviews with the five winners are available online.

Further information & support

atene KOM GmbH
Tel: +49 30 6098990 19

The Broadband Europe Awards are managed by the European Commission (DG Connect) with the support from atene KOM.

You will find more info about previous editions of the awards, the finalists and the winners in the European Broadband Awards archive.

Click on the map below to check the projects that applied for the European Broadband Awards 2017.

  • Finalists
  • Participants

Awards 2017

27 January 2016
Last update: 
10 April 2018
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