broadband

Broadband Availability in Osterholz

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The availability of fast internet access (broadband) has become a decisive factor in the development of a region. Any Internet gap leads to a decline of the region involved since it makes living and working in the area less attractive (white spots). The broadband competence centre of Osterholz has developed an application based on the LoG-IN GII, which enables the county council to detect white spots, mainly based on two components (1, data collection, 2, planning and publishing). The data become geo-positioned and pooled into groups.

Short description: 
Detecting the internet gap with GII applications
Partner: 
Osterholz

Broadband competence centre

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Access to the information society and economical development of the region depends considerably on the availability of broadband infrastructures. In cooperation with the government of Lower Saxony and "Metropolregion Bremen/Oldenburg im Nordwesten" the county of Osterholz founded a broadband competence centre. This project pursues several targets. First, locate "white spots"; second, analyze regional markets and find solutions for these regions by using alternative broadband technologies.

Short description: 
Increasing the entrance to broadband infrastructures
Partner: 
Osterholz
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CDMA450

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The County of Värmland today offers broadband access to the internet everywhere and to all citizens in the whole county of Värmland (geographical area). This is unique in Sweden and probably in Europe since it is the first region to ever actually achieve the vision that all people should have broadband access to the internet, allowing everyone to take an active part in the new IT society. The advanced CDMA450 network is based on the American 3G technology CDMA2000 and combined with the 450 MHz low frequency and provides a superior coverage in large rural areas.

Short description: 
A low frequency radio-based broadband solution in Värmland
Partner: 
Länsstyrelsen Värmland

Community Network Groningen

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Community Network is a glass fibre network in the whole city of Groningen. It is an 'open network': the infrastructure is separate from the services. A connected organization is free to choose any service supplier on Groningen Internet Exchange (GN-IX). This improved market competition considerably. Prices have gone down and supply has grown: about 30 suppliers offer their services at GN-IX.

Short description: 
A glass fibre network aimed at better competition in the local telecom-market and a growing number of users with access to affordable broadband connections
Partner: 
Noorderpoort college
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