Emergency situations prove that it is essential for every citizen in Europe to have access to high-speed connectivity. Europe is building up the Gigabit Society in rural and urban areas, enabling teleworking, online access to goods, e-health, e-education and socialising. EU funding supports high-speed broadband projects. You can trigger a broadband project in your area if you are a project promoter, citizens’ cooperative, public entity or telecom operator. Engage with your nearest Broadband Competence Office.