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