2019.12.06 14:00

Lithuania named in European Broadband Awards targeting rural areas

LRT.lt2019.12.06 14:00

A Lithuanian project was one of two winners at the European Broadband Awards, an annual event in which the European Commission recognises outstanding broadband deployment projects in Europe.

According to Emerging Europe, Lithuania’s winning project 'Support for broadband infrastructure – stage II (PRIP-2)' aims to construct some 342.6 kilometres of optical fibre lines and to connect no less than 400 agricultural sector objects to the existing infrastructure.

After the creation of PRIP-2 broadband infrastructure, open wholesale access is provided for operators, who will be able to connect their infrastructure and to provide a new generation access services to end-users.

The projects will help the country contribute to the Lithuanian Information Society Development in the 2014-2020 programme of the National Digital Agenda.

The story originally appeared on Emerging Europe and was edited for brevity by LRT English

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