The Governmental Day Workshop is an initiative that aims at providing an interactive platform for broadband stakeholders in the EU with a strong focus on addressing and tackling the challenges of broadband deployment that occur for public, local and regional authorities.

photo of the poster for the Governmental Day Workshop

Carlota Reyners Fontana, Head of Unit "Investment in High-Capacity Networks" at DG CONNECT, will give a policy update in her keynote on European Commission broadband initiatives and actions.

14:00 - 17:30

Keynote by Carlota Reyners Fontana (Head of Unit B5, DG Connect) European Commission Policy Update on:

  • BCO Network
  • funding possibilities
  • 5G and converged networks
  • WiFi4EU
  • Broadband Europe

Winners and finalists of the European Broadband Awards 2017

  • Colchester Business Broadband, UK | Steven Eke, Project Manager Colchester Borough Council
  • Coviolo Wireless, Italy | Valeria Montanari, Assessor Digital Agenda Reggio Emilia
  • Optic fiber to all houses on Gotland, Sweden | Anne Ståhl Mousa, IT Strategy and International Officer Gotland County
  • Initial impulse Glass-Fiber-City Lauchhammer Brandenburg, Germany | Heinz-Peter Labonte, Media Group Lausitz

Tackling the rural digital divide - Ideas from the Interreg BSR Project COnnecting Remote Areas with digital infrastructure and services by project partner atene KOM | Peyman Khodabakhsh

Buidling a collaborative economy as in commons - Local example for tackling the rural digital divide | Roman Rocca, Guifi-net foundation, Spain