European Broadband Award winners announced

Close up of broadband fibre
Norette Ferns

Five exemplary projects have been selected as the winners of the 2017 European Broadband Awards.

The European Broadband Awards are open to all types of projects irrespective of the size, location, or technologies used. Forty-nine projects from 20 European Union countries applied for the European Broadband Awards 2017.

The European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu and Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Phil Hogan awarded the five winners in Brussels.

The winners are:

  • Innovative models of financing, business and investment - Optic Fibre to All Houses, Gotland, Sweden
  • Cost reduction and co-investment in a futureproof infrastructure - Colchester Business Broadband, UK
  • Territorial cohesion in rural and remote areas - Broadband Network Development in White Rural Areas of Greece, Greece
  • Socio-economic impact and affordability - Coviolo Wireless, Italy
  • Openness and competition - Helsinki Optical Fibre Cooperative, Finland

Ms Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society said:

"All the five projects are exemplary projects for broadband development. I congratulate organisations and administrations who developed them. These projects will serve bringing more and better internet to people so that they could have better connectivity, better jobs and leisure."

Visit the European Commission website to find out more about the award winners.

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