Rural Broadband Greece is a 2017 European Broadband Awards winner. It is an EU-funded Public-Private Partnership project for the development of fibre optic infrastructure bringing high-speed broadband to the most remote areas of Greece. The aims of the project are to revitalise and bring investment to these areas, to bridge the digital divide, and to provide the inhabitants with equal access to the opportunities of the digital world. The project connects 2260 remote villages with 50 Mbps over FTTC technology, through 12000 km of fibre optic infrastructure over 45% of the Greek territory.

Still image from video (Broadband good practice interview: the Rural Broadband project in remote Greece) depicting the a rural landscape and village in Greece. Above is a banner with the title: Broadband Good Practice Video.

In this video, Nikos Pappas, Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunication and Media, and Ioannis Konstantinidis, OTE Group Chief Strategy, Transformation and Wholesale Officer, describe the scope and goals of the Rural Broadband project.

The project was funded by the EU through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF): the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). National and private funds were also used.

Read more about the Rural Broadband project in the Broadband Good Practices database, and visit the project’s websites: OTE Rural South and OTE Rural North.

This video is part of a series of interviews produced by the BCO Network, showcasing good practices in broadband projects.

Read about the 2017 European Broadband Awards and watch interviews with the winning projects.

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