‘Blended Finance for Broadband’ (September 19, Paris) will introduce blending schemes for broadband, the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF), blending national and EU funds, regional examples of blended finance projects, planning and investment, and the State aid implications of blending finance.
The agenda is online and registration is open to members of the European BCO Network.
Representatives from the European Commission will take part in the discussion and answer participants’ questions.
The speakers will include representatives from the following institutions:
- Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG-CONNECT);
- The Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP);
- The French national BCO;
- Two French regional BCOs (Alsace/Grand-Est and Bretagne);
- The European Investment Bank;
- Cube Infrastructure Managers;
- The Agence du Numérique;
- The BCOs Support Facility (BCO-SF).
‘Blended Finance for Broadband’ is organised by the BCO-SF in partnership with DG-CONNECT, DG-AGRI, DG-REGIO and DG-COMP, and is hosted by the French national BCO, the Commissariat Général à l'Égalité des Territoires (CGET).
‘Blended Finance for Broadband’ is the second in a series of four annual training days for the European Broadband Competence Offices Network. The third training day in the series will address technology neutrality in broadband projects, and will take place on October 19 in Madrid. The first training day in the series covered State aid.
The training days are part of a capacity-building knowledge exchange programme by the BCO-SF in order to connect and strengthen the European network of BCOs and broadband roll-out stakeholders in their delivery of broadband throughout Europe’s urban, rural and remote regions, as part of the EU’s Digital Single Market and Gigabit Society objectives.