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ENGAGE  =  Enhancing Next Generation Access Growth in Europe
Exchanging high-speed broadband solutions for Europe's rural areas

Project Status:
Completed
Project Leader:
Funding Programme:
INTERREG IV C
Project Budget:
€1,457,196
Start Date:
Jan, 2012
Finish Date:
Dec, 2014
Project Website:
The aim of the project is to:

Help the project's regions to define the best model for developing Very High Speed Broadband infrastructures in their less populated areas.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Learn from the exchange of experiences in rollout High Speed Broadband (HSB) in rural areas.
  • Gain a better understanding of all the factors involved in the development of HSB networks.
  • Involve regional decision-makers in order to gain their support and commitment to implement HSB broadband.
  • Disseminate results of the project through a sustainable network of High Speed Broadband experts.
RegionOrganisation / Role
Alentejo
Portugal
ADRAL
City of Bremen
Germany
University of Bremen - TZI Institute
Communication and Dissemination
Donegal
Ireland
ERNACT
Joint responsibility for Action Plans and overall responsibility for co-ordinating the Group of Broadband Experts
Harghita County
Romania
Harghita County Council
Contribution to Work Groups
Nièvre
France
Nièvre Numérique
Lead Partner for the project, with overall resp. for delivering the project within budget and liaison with EU
Slovenia
Slovenia
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Contribution to Work Groups
Slovenia
Slovenia
University of Ljubljana
Contribution to Work Groups
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
Contribution to Work Groups
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Suupohja Economic Development Agency (SEK)
Exchange of experiences dedicated to the identification and analysis of good practises
Warmia and Mazury Province
Poland
Provincial Government of Warmia and Mazury
Contribution to Work Groups

Nowadays there is a big change in the way of use of internet with anincreasing demand of higher capacity services which makes necessary thedevelopment of new High Speed Broadband Networks (HSB). This a key factor thatthe rural areas need to face in order to develop and sustain their economy and population.

ENGAGE will enable the participating regions to speed up the establishment and implementation of HSB policies, with full consideration ofthe significance and strategic importance of the next generation access networksand cost effective solutions.






CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Banat
Serbia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom