This brochure features the winning projects from the 2018 European Broadband Awards, which recognise innovative ways of achieving the Gigabit Society objectives. In order to support the development of more such projects across the EU, this brochure showcases these projects’ good practices in: innovative models of financing, business and investment; cost reduction and co-investment in a future-proof infrastructure; territorial cohesion in rural and remote areas; socio-economic impact and affordability; and openness and competition.

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For more information, watch video interviews with the winning projects, read the article announcing the winners, and visit the projects’ factsheets in the European Commission’s database of good practices in broadband projects:

  1. Innovative models of financing, business and investment: Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet Community Interest Company
  2. Cost reduction and co-investment in a future-proof infrastructure: Welcoming Sunne to the Network of the Future
  3. Territorial cohesion in rural and remote areas: Poland enters Gigabit Society
  4. Socio-economic impact and affordability: Broadband for Mandø - connecting the UNESCO world heritage Wadden Sea
  5. Openness and competition: Val d’Oise Ultra-Fast Broadband project carried through two Public Initiative Networks - Debitex and Vortex

Read more about the European Broadband Awards and explore the winning projects from previous editions:

This brochure is part of a series of publications supporting broadband roll-out in Europe, produced for the European BCO Network.

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