Finalists of the European Broadband Awards 2016

04/11/2016
The jury selected 16 out of the 66 projects that applied for the European Broadband Award 2016 from all over Europe. Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will announce and award the five winners on 14 November at the Award Ceremony of the "B-DAY: Going Giga" conference.

The list of finalists is the following:

Category 1: Innovative models of financing, business and investment

  • BürgerBreitbandNetzGesellschaft (BBNG), Broadband with financial citizen participation (Germany)
  • Construction of the Wielkopolska Broadband Network (Poland)
  • UBit - Development of broadband and IT-infrastructure (Sweden)

 

Category 2: Cost reduction and co-investment

  • Net4all - Public and private partnership to bring UBB network to industrial areas in digital divide in Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
  • Breitband-Masterplan für Tirol (Austria)
  • APOLO-CALIFORNIA, FTTH co-investment agreement between Orange & Vodafone (Spain)

 

Category 3: Socio-economic impact and affordability

  • EstWin - Estonian Wideband Infrastructure Network (Estonia)
  • Catalunya Connecta, CatCon (Spain)
  • Multi-broad net for rural areas and small towns (Poland)
  • Glasvezel De Wolden - FibreOptic De Wolden (Netherlands)

 

Category 4: Openness and competition

  • Coöperatieve Vereniging Fryslân Ring - Cooperative Association Fryslân Ring (Netherlands)
  • nöGIG (Austria)
  • Umeå Energi Broadband Umenet (Sweden)

 

Category 5: Future-proof and quality of service

  • NG-PON2 (Portugal)
  • RemIX: A Distributed Internet Exchange for Remote and Rural Networks (UK)
  • The Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen - creating the 1 GB community (Ireland)

 

All the descriptions are available here.

Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will announce and award the five winners on 14 November at the Award Ceremony of the "B-DAY: Going Giga" conference. You can check the agenda and register for the event.