The study on investing in Gigabit connectivity results in several suggestions on how to encourage private investment in digital infrastructure to reach the connectivity targets.
Investment in High-Capacity Networks (Unit B.5)
The European Commission would like to invite you to an interactive webinar on 5G Communities: Shaping the Next Call, to be held on 31 May, 10:00 - 11:00 CEST.
The webinar will open a discussion among citizens, NGOs, startups, businesses and public authorities on creating a more inclusive digital future for the 2030 Digital Decade.
A WiFi4EU voucher granted to the town of Königsfeld im Schwarzwald has accelerated digital transformation at local and regional level.
The mayor of Schorfheide (Germany) discusses the obstacles the municipality overcame to install a WiFi4EU network making their town more digital and efficient.
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.
The third webinar of the Digital Decade Futurium Community will linger on the important role of regions, cities and local communities in Europe’s digital transformation. The webinar will take place on WebEx on Wednesday 16 March, 2022, from 13:00 to 15:00pm.
This brochure features an overview of the financial tools made available by the Commission to boost broadband investment in the European Union.
The Commission has planned one billion euros for 5G investments in the next seven years in the framework of CEF Digital
Projects, municipalities and companies participated in an online matchmaking workshop to learn about the open call and connect projects to support 5G innovative applications for public services.
This is an online information and matchmaking workshop dedicated to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital programme's call for proposals for ‘5G for Smart Communities’.
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.
Save the date! A one-day digital infrastructure investor online workshop to bring together private and public actors from the industry and the investor community, EU Member States and Commission Services.
Discover how #WiFi4EU improved the daily life of citizens and helped boost the attractiveness of the French Department Bouches-du-Rhône.
The Commission has published a new study mapping progress towards the broadband coverage objectives of the digital agenda.
The Commission has published a study with data on 2020 prices of fixed and mobile broadband in the EU27 and beyond.
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.
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.
The Commission opened a call for tenders aimed at finding a contractor to support the network of Broadband Competence Offices in enabling EU funds allocation for broadband investments.
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).