The European BCO Network brings together EU Member States’ national and regional public authorities in charge of broadband deployment to exchange knowledge and good practices with peers, experts and European Commission representatives, building their capacity to bring reliable, high-speed broadband connectivity to all EU citizens.
The purpose of the initiative is to help ensure that all EU citizens have access to high-speed broadband, in order to allow everyone to benefit equally from the opportunities connectivity brings, for health, education, business and more.
Contact the BCO Network Support Facility to enquire about joining the BCO Network. Participate in the discussions in the BCO Network Forum.
The role of the BCO Network
The BCO Network’s role is to support European Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs) in making this happen. BCOs are the national and regional public authorities supporting broadband deployment across the EU.
It does this through an annual programme, based on members’ needs, that brings together BCOs, experts and European Commission representatives to train and exchange knowledge, good practices and experiences in overcoming common challenges. Read more about the programme in the 2017-21 Activity Report and the 2022-23 Annual Work Plan Summary.
The European Commission is supporting EU businesses, project managers and authorities in increasing network coverage to reach the EU’s Gigabit Society goals.
Find answers to common questions on the European Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs) Network.
Find current information on broadband development in each country, as well as national strategies and policies for developing broadband.
This a non-exhaustive list of terms relevant to broadband.
The European Broadband Awards is an event that recognises outstanding broadband deployment projects in Europe and highlights successful infrastructures.
The Commission reviewed the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive and proposed the Gigabit Infrastructure Act for the quick rollout of Gigabit connectivity.
The Broadband planning section helps municipalities and other entities in their planning of successful broadband development projects.