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Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs) Network

The European Broadband Competence Offices Network supports EU countries in reaching the Gigabit Society objectives and rolling out broadband.

Learn more about the BCO network


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 2024-25 Annual Work Plan Summary and explore the 2023-24 Activity Report.

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