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European Broadband Awards 2017 - The Helsinki Optical Fibre Cooperative among the winners

The European Broadband Awards is an event where the European Commission recognises broadband deployment projects in Europe. It showcases successful and well-implemented projects, thereby sharing best practices. The European Broadband Awards are open to all broadband projects irrespective of the size, location or technology.

In 2017, 49 projects took part in the competition, of which 15 were selected as finalists by the jury. Five projects were awarded.

The winners of the 2017 European Broadband Awards were announced in Brussels on November 20, 2017.

The 2017 winners
- Optic fiber to all houses on Gotland, Sweden
- Colchester Business Broadband, Great Britain
- Broadband Network Development in White Rural Areas of Greece, Greece
- Coviolo Wireless, Italia
- Osuuskunta Helsingin Valokuidut, Finland

The Helsinki Optical Fibre Cooperative: winner in the Openness and competition category

The Helsinki Optical Fibre Cooperative built a fibre network in an old area of owner-occupied single-family houses in Pitäjänmäki in Helsinki in 2014−2015. The project received no public funding − the inhabitants of the area funded and implemented the project themselves. Volunteering played an important role in the implementation of the project.

For a more detailed description of the project, please see the EC website at: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/content/helsinki-optical-fibre-cooperative-finland

More information about Osuuskunta Helsingin Valokuitu: https://www.helsinginvalokuidut.fi/

You can find more information about European Broadband Awards 2017 winners on the EC website: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/winners-european-broadband-awards-2017

Date updated: Jul 7, 2021