“Coviolo Wireless” from Italy is one of the five winners of the European Broadband Awards 2017. This bottom-up project has been implemented by a group of citizens affiliated to the Neighbourhood Social Center of Coviolo, in collaboration with the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and Lepida Spa. A white spot area was covered with wireless broadband. Users have now access to high speed internet at an affordable cost. The capacity of the network can be expanded up to 1 Gbps without any structural intervention.