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European Broadband Awards: broadband deployment projects

The European Broadband Awards is an event that recognises outstanding broadband deployment projects in Europe and highlights successful infrastructures.

European Broadband Awards

European Broadband Awards 2022

Europe’s digital transformation by 2030 relies on providing citizens with access to a gigabit connectivity and 5G services. Europe digital decade begins with the relaunch of European Broadband Awards. All projects advanced in implementation, big or small, rural or urban, private or public, local, regional, national or cross-border, and covering all technologies were welcome to apply for the awards. The application deadline was 31 January 2022. The projects applying for the European Broadband Awards were assessed by a jury composed of five European broadband experts with comprehensive experience.

The following projects were preselected by the jury for the finals in each of the five categories:

1. Innovative models of financing, business and investment. The finalists that applied effective and innovative financing, business or investment models were chosen this category.

  • Lower Austria - a holistic solution to supply the entire rural area with sustainable FTTH, Austria
  • High speed broadband for all in Yvelines, France
  • Private Public Partnership for an area-wide Broadband Expansion Program with FTTH in the Stuttgart Region, Germany
  • BROADEN - Broadband Across Border Sweden-Norway, Sweden & Norway

2. Cost reduction measures and co-investment. The category was addressed to projects that applied measures exploiting the synergies between different infrastructures and strived for cooperation among relevant stakeholders in building and investing in infrastructure, including cross-border/multi country projects.

  • Nordeste de Segovia (Nordesnet), Spain
  • Digital Nord Pas-de-Calais, France
  • WEMACOM Breitband, Germany

3. Socio-economic impact in rural and remote areas. Finalists in this category have direct and indirect socio-economic impacts and substantially improved connections to and in the remote and rural areas.

  • Erro Smart Valley, Spain
  • Broadband expanse in North Hesse, Breitband Nordhessen, Germany
  • Broadband Director Plan of Navarre 2016 – 2021, Spain

4. Demand generation and take-up of connectivity. The finalists that implemented measures stimulating the demand side and increasing the take-up of a wide range of fixed and/or wireless/mobile, including 5G, services and applicationswere selected in this category.

  • Wholesale Model - new approach & possibilities, Poland
  • FTTB build up for everyone in Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • EllaLink, Ireland

5. Quality and affordability of services. The category was addressed to projects focusing on providing high quality and affordable services for end-users.

  • Broadband Deployment Project Sankt Nikolai im Sausal, Austria
  • Breitbandausbau im Landkreis Bautzen, Germany
  • FTTH network roll-out in Latvia, Latvia

The winners of the European Broadband Awards 2022 will be announced and awarded by the European Commission at the Award Ceremony, preliminary planned for the second quarter of 2022.

Previous editions of the awards

You will find more information about previous editions of the awards, the finalists and the winners in the European Broadband Awards archive.

Further information & support

European Broadband Awards Helpdesk at atene KOM

Tel: +49 341 962103 19



Jury selected finalists of the European Broadband Awards 2022

Projects from all over Europe, rolling out very high capacity connectivity to the citizens, sent their applications for the European Broadband Awards 2022. After thorough assessment and extensive discussions, the jury selected initiatives that made a difference in providing Europe with broadband internet and invited them to the finals.

Last days to apply for the European Broadband Awards 2022

All projects delivering broadband internet to citizens that are advanced in implementation, targeting rural or urban areas, supported by private or public investors, local, regional, national or cross-border are welcome to apply for the European Broadband Awards by 31 January 2022. The winners will receive an EU Broadband Award and will be showcased by the European Commission as good examples in social media and websites.

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