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BCO.fi is a gateway to better connectivity

BCO.fi is a gateway to better connectivity

Press release 21.02.2018 10.00 fi sv en

The bco.fi website was set up to boost the construction of broadband connections across Finland. It gives information on fast internet connections, including the various technologies and available funding. Information is provided on access to broadband in different parts of the country and the opportunities offered by digitalisation when fast internet connections are in use.

The building of broadband connections is funded from national funds under the Fast Broadband project of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Broadbandinfo.fi brings information on different sources of funding into a single website.

A common objective within the EU is to provide all households with access to a fast connection of 100 megabits or more by 2025. At the moment this target is met in about half of the Finnish households. Comprehensive and fast broadband connections enable more diverse opportunities for companies to run their business and enhance the wellbeing of all residents, including in the form of better services.

BCO.fi website is maintained by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and Finnish Agency for Rural Affairs. Together these constitute the Finnish Broadband Competence Office (BCO) tasked with providing advisory services for companies, citizens and public authorities in matters relating to broadband projects.

The Finnish Broadband Competence Office is part of the network launched by the European Commission for sharing good practices in broadband construction and examples of how the opportunities offered by digitalisation have been utilised.

Inquiries:

Marianne Selkäinaho, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, tel. +358 295 162 218

Katariina Vuorela, Ministry of Transport and Communications, tel. +358 295 34 2029

Päivi Peltola-Ojala, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, +358 295 390 539