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EU Broadband Awards 2019 winner: Greece

Sarantaporo is a small, remote village in the mountainous part of Thessaly, in central Greece. The area was underserved by telecommunication companies, as telecom operators had shown no interest in investing in broadband infrastructure.

A small team of local young people joined forces in order to convince their fellow villagers, firstly, of the importance of internet access, and secondly, to design and deploy a Wireless Community Network. Addressing the problems of the local community, which were related to their isolation and digital exclusion, has been one of the main drives for this project’s success.

Source: YouTube

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