Croatia approves rural broadband project

23 Apr 2018

The Croatian government has adopted its National Programme for the Development of Shared Broadband Infrastructure (NP-BBI), which aims to deploy state-owned open access networks to provide internet connectivity in underserved and unserved rural areas. The HKR770.6 million (USD128 million) project will be 85% funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with the remainder from the state budget. The programme, which was approved by the EC in June 2017, aims to meet the goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe strategy, having a broadband connection to every household by 2020.