One of the measures of the Austrian broadband strategy aims at a better coordination of the rollout of broadband infrastructure. Construction and excavation works are the largest cost factor.

Requirements for broadband costs can be greatly reduced by taking the opportunity to exploit synergies in  the renewal of energy, water or district heating pipes.

A comprehensive guide, issued by the Austrian Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure, explains how to achieve this cost reduction. The guide includes technical installation instructions for the planning and construction of telecommunications empty pipe infrastructure.

This planning guide is meant to help municipalities, planners and property developers while preparing their broadband requirements.

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