The 2018 B-Day event will take place on 19 and 20 November in Brussels. The event will present the winners of the Broadband Awards for 2018 and will provide an opportunity to discuss progress made in terms of regulation, financing and deployment of broadband networks.

photo depicting broadband fibres in several colours

The 2018 B-Day will focus on the recent proposals for the post-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework, and in particular the Digital part of the new Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

Other discussion topics will include the new Code for European electronic communications, the launch of the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF), the WiFi4EU initiative, and the other tools developed in order to reach the Gigabit Society strategic objectives by 2025:

  • 19 November 2018 - Broadband Awards: Meet the broadband projects that made a difference in five different fields of activity. This is a unique opportunity to share your experience beyond your borders and, after the ceremony, network with the representatives of the projects highlighted as best practices in Europe.
    (applications are open until 7 september, click here if you would like to submit a project)
  • 20 November 2018 - B-Day conference: Come and take an active part in the forum of the main actors involved in regulation, financing and broadband deployment across Europe: institutional funding partners (Commission, EiB), project promoters – be they telecom operators or local authorities –  broadband competence offices, etc.

Panels will be tackling questions such as: How will the next Connecting Europe Facility support broadband deployment? What regulatory novelties in the eCode for promoting the best in class networks in Europe? What best practices for business and financing models?