Connectivity is essential for many of society’s everyday needs and functions. During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, however, the necessity for reliable high-speed broadband became even clearer and more urgent. Schools, teachers and students, as well as entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses were particularly concerned about how to continue their activities. In this mini video series, the BCO Network explores how connectivity and digital tools enabled them to be resilient to the effects of the lockdown, and even to thrive.

Title over evening scene of a woman working at her laptop next to a slightly opened window: Thriving during lockdown thanks to connectivity

These short interviews, below, feature:

  • Sébastien Reinders, expert in digital education technology for Belgium’s Walloon Region Digital Agency
  • Clio Beloyanni, Greek entrepreneur and owner of the surf shop, WeRideLocal
  • Serge Deloos, Belgian entrepreneur and owner of the organic produce delivery business, La Belle Verte

These videos are part of the European Broadband Competence Offices Network’s programme supporting the achievement of the Digital Single Market and Gigabit Society connectivity targets, through supporting Member States and regions and 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. Explore the highlights from last year’s BCO Network programme in the 2019 Activity Report.

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