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Investment in High-Capacity Networks (Unit B.5)

Investment in High-Capacity Networks (Unit B.5)

Nordesnet: Nordeste de Segovia, Spain

The Nordesnet Association was created to improve connectivity in rural areas, becoming a local service provider. In partnership with the guifi.net Foundation, a work team was set up to shape a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network that connects Madrid to towns which have seen their populations reduced to a few dozen over the last decades due to the lack of opportunities. Today, many professionals have moved to live in this area thanks to the high-capacity internet, providing new horizons to these towns. The project was pre-selected for the finals by the jury of the European Broadband Awards 2022.

 
EU Funding for Broadband 2021-2027

This brochure features an overview of the financial tools made available by the Commission to boost broadband investment in the European Union.

 
5G for Smart Communities - Call for proposals

Communities across the EU can now apply to deploy standalone 5G connectivity to support innovative applications in public services, schools, hospitals, transport networks and energy management. The new application deadline is 20 April 2022.

 
WiFi4EU - Bouches-du-Rhône

Discover how #WiFi4EU improved the daily life of citizens and helped boost the attractiveness of the French Department Bouches-du-Rhône.

 
Updated Study on National Broadband Plans in the EU27

The updated study on National Broadband Plans summarises connectivity measures in Member States in view of the Digital Agenda and Gigabit Society targets. Only few MS are close to reaching the DAE targets 2020, yet the overall progress made in the EU is substantial. Most MS have to intensify their efforts to reach the Gigabit Society targets. The investment measures in the frame of the Recovery & Resilience Plans and the Connecting Europe Facility Digital will facilitate reaching the targets by 2025.

 
2021 Annual Conference of the European Broadband Competence Offices Network

Marking the BCO Network's five-year milestone, the 2021 Annual Conference will address important EU policy and funding developments, as well as BCOs' achievements and goals. The agenda will include Rural Digital Futures, Gigabit targets and the Digital Compass, EU Structural Funds and the Recovery and Resilience Facility, State aid and evolving technology, and CEF2 Digital. The final agenda will be shared with participants directly. This online event is open to all members of the European Broadband Competence Offices Network.

 
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with the Mayor of Litovel, Czechia

Litovel, a hidden gem of Moravia located about 200 km east of Prague, is one of 312 municipalities that has used a WiFi4EU voucher in Czechia, demonstrating great dedication to the country’s recently approved strategy for digital transformation (under the name of Digitální Česko, Digital Czechia).