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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.
Alentejo, Portugal
ADRAL   (Partner)

Rui Alexandre Chibante Barroso
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Bremen, Germany
University of Bremen - TZI Institute   (Partner)
Communication and Dissemination

Michael Boronowsky
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Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Partner)
Joint responsibility for Action Plans and overall responsibility for co-ordinating the Group of Broadband Experts

Colm Mc Colgan
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Harghita, Romania
Harghita County Council   (Partner)
Contribution to Work Groups

Gábor Kelemen
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Kent, United Kingdom
Kent County Council   (Partner)
Contribution to Work Groups

George Chandler
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology   (Partner)
Contribution to Work Groups

Jože Vojković
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
University of Ljubljana   (Partner)
Contribution to Work Groups

Blaz Peternel
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Laboratory for Telecommunications Faculty of Electrical Engineering University of Ljubljana   (Partner)

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Nièvre, France
Nièvre Numérique   (Partner)
Lead Partner for the project, with overall resp. for delivering the project within budget and liaison with EU

Clive Peckham
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South Ostrobothnia, Finland
Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia   (Partner)
Contribution to Work Groups

Elina Koivisto
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South Ostrobothnia, Finland
Suupohja Economic Development Agency (SEK)   (Partner)
Exchange of experiences dedicated to the identification and analysis of good practises

Anne-Mari Leppinen
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Warmia and Mazury, Poland
Provincial Government of Warmia and Mazury   (Partner)
Contribution to Work Groups

Aleksander Jazdowski
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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 & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
West Romania
San Sebastián
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom