Description / Explanation

KempenGlas is a FTTH project in the rural area of the “Kempen” in the south of The Netherlands. The project was carried out by volunteers who went door-to-door to involve people in their municipality (locals for locals). Four local cooperatives (one per municipality) have been formed along with one joint cooperative “KempenGlas” to facilitate them. Through local action and volunteering, it increased trust within the community and lowered the costs, since the population has massively contributed with their share of the required capital. This project has thus created a relevant bonding which allowed the community to get a state-of-the-art network while influencing its further development.