The Djursland International Institute of Rural Wireless Broadband (DIIRWB) was created in order to pass on the experiences and knowledge acquired from building DjurslandS.net, a huge non-commercial wireless landscapenet run by rural people themselves. In a rural area of 300 km², the landscape is now covered by 300 overlapping radio nodes. Due to antenna amplification, each can be reached from settlements at distances up to 5 km.

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Regional e-community building with volunteers
The Computer Support Community on Djursland

Norfolk Open Link


Norfolk was one of the last areas in the UK to have its exchanges enabled for ADSL. However work had identified considerable demand for broadband from the Norwich area in particular as there are a high concentration of creative sector and knowledge companies. Norfolk Open Link is a £1.35m two-year pilot project to evaluate the impact that mobile technology could have on economic development in Norfolk and the delivery of public services. It provides a broadband wireless network covering a large area of Norwich City  centre and key locations in the rural district of South Norfolk.

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the UK's largest free wireless broadband hotspot
Norfolk County Council



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.

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A low frequency radio-based broadband solution in Värmland
Länsstyrelsen Värmland
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