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The communities organised the demand aggregation and undertook the civil engineering work themselves, using their own machinery and voluntary labour. They completed the roll-out of the infrastructure over 110 kilometres of transmission routes in under 12 months, following the Loikumer Glasfaser Modell. The end users invested 253,000 euros in total, with a further 655,000 euros invested by the local utility company, Stadtwerke Rhede, who then provided the service over the dark fibre network.
This project was a finalist in the 2019 European Broadband Awards. Read more about this and other award-winning projects in the brochure Broadband Good Practices from the 2019 European Broadband Awards, as well as in the project’s factsheet in the European Commission database of good practices in broadband projects.
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.
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