Jump straight to the video
Begun in 2010, the network now provides 30 Mbps symmetrical connectivity, with a 1 Gbps backhaul transferred wirelessly over the mountain from the University of Thessaly.
Interviewed at the 2019 European Broadband Awards presentation ceremony, Vasileios Chrysos, Marketing Director of Sarantaporo.gr, underscores that “the European Broadband Award is really significant for our community network because it is a recognition that small organisations like ours really contribute in bridging the digital divide not only in our area, but also throughout Europe”.
Run by volunteers and local champions, the project’s larger goals are to improve economic opportunities and quality of life for the area’s population, encouraging both the younger and older generations to stay.
Find out more in the project’s factsheet in the European Commission database of good practices in broadband projects. Explore the 2019 European Broadband Awards and other award-winning projects in the brochure Broadband Good Practices from the 2019 European Broadband Awards.
This video is part of the European Broadband Competence Offices (BCO) Network’s programme promoting awareness of good practices in broadband projects as well as EU broadband funding and policy. The programme includes a series of videos, articles and publications accessible through the BCO Network portal.
Find out more
- The status of connectivity in your area: the European Broadband Mapping Portal
- Who to contact about broadband deployment in your Member State or region: BCO Network Directory
- Information on EU funding for broadband (brochure)
- Information on technical assistance for broadband (brochure)
- European Commission vision and policy relating to broadband
- Factsheets on broadband in Member States