Promotion of broadband culture in the Region of Western Greece

Acronym: 

Broadband Promotion

Program: 

3rd Community Support Framework

Funding: 

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Delegate Organization: 

Project period: 

Thursday, January 1, 2004 to Monday, December 31, 2007

Description: 

The main objective of the project is the promotion of request and use of broadband services in the region of Western Greece. This promotion will be achieved through an informing campaign, discussion with interested groups and the general public and with the demonstration of the capabilities of broadband access in the Internet. In particular, the main aim of the project is the promotion of the request of broadband access through the following actions:

• Estimation of the request of broadband services and study about the ability of developing a broadband infrastructure in the region of Western Greece. Furthermore there must be an informing campaign to the region authorities and telecommunication companies about the capabilities and opportunities of broadband services.

• Organization of informing campaigns and promotion through advertisements and TV conversations.

• Setup and operation of two showrooms (one with wired broadband access - ADSL and one with wireless broadband access – Wi-Fi) for the demonstration of broadband capabilities and services.

• Provide technical advises and support to the local authorities in order they to develop showrooms (such them that described above) for presentation of the capabilities of broadband access. The combination of the above actions is expected to increase the public interest at first level and the request of broadband services in the region of Western Greece at second level. A further aim is the creation of an infrastructure that will cover all the region of Western Greece.