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Broadband in EU countries

Find current information on broadband development in each country, as well as national strategies and policies for developing broadband.

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This information includes financial instruments, major projects, as well as links to publications and contact information of responsible authorities and Broadband Competence Offices.

Select a country of your interest from the list below.

Flag of Austria Austria

Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Belgium BelgiumFlag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Bulgaria BulgariaFlag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Croatia CroatiaFlag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Flag of Cyprus CyprusFlag of Malta Malta
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech RepublicFlag of the Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Denmark DenmarkFlag of Poland Poland
Flag of Estonia EstoniaFlag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Finland FinlandFlag of Romania Romania
Flag of France FranceFlag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of Germany GermanyFlag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Greece GreeceFlag of Spain Spain
Flag of Hungary HungaryFlag of Sweden Sweden
Flag of Ireland Ireland 

In 2017, we published a study analysing the state of connectivity, targets and measures in each country as well as an EU-wide comparison, including trends and good practices in broadband development.

Check the summary results of the questionnaire on the National Broadband Plans and reaching the 2020 and 2025 broadband targets, that was sent by the COCOM (Communications Committee) to Member States end of 2019.

Latest news

NEWS ARTICLE |
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with the Mayor of Bissen, Luxembourg

The commune of Bissen, located in the canton of Mersch in central Luxembourg, has brought connectivity closer to its citizens by adhering to the WiFi4EU initiative. Following the steps of its capital city, Bissen wants people to benefit from the many opportunities brought about by digitalization, including having equal access to public information.

EVENT |
WiFi4EU online workshop for WiFi Installation Companies

This one-hour online workshop is dedicated to WiFi Installation Companies involved in the WiFi4EU initiative. Its objective is to answer their questions in order to help overcome hurdles and accelerate network deployment. This workshop is an important opportunity in view of the approaching deadline, which risks the loss of municipalities’ € 15,000 WiFi4EU vouchers.

NEWS ARTICLE |
Digital Alps: Partnering with Broadband Competence Offices to build a digital connectivity roadmap for the Alpine Region

Mountain regions have much to gain from digitalisation and broadband connectivity. There is great potential for Smart Villages, SMEs, and access to online services in healthcare, education and much more. Mountain communities, however, face greater obstacles than most in becoming full participants in the European Union’s Digital Decade. Their remoteness, in terms of distance and topography, combined with smaller populations, make them technically and financially challenging to reach with broadband infrastructure.

VIDEO |
Rural connectivity for the health and management of beehives

In rural Latvia, an EU-funded start-up is using digital connectivity to promote healthy bee colonies and modern hive management. Thanks to €15,000 in LEADER funding covering two thirds of the total budget, Jānis Kronbergs developed the BeeKing app, which aims to help beekeepers – and especially newcomers – to learn from others, implement best practices and become more efficient. In this video, he explains the tool as well as its motivation, saying that “bees are very important for our nature, for pollination and biodiversity” and digital technologies can help beekeepers stay competitive.

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