Netherlands

Nuenen develops fibre to the home model

Nuenen, near Eindhoven, is a market town where the community built their own open access network, called OnsNet (or “out network”) some six years ago. The scheme was created in a partnership between the community, the town's housing association and a civil engineering company with some support from the Dutch government.

The project demonstrates that a community can develop a very successful and sustainable telecommunications system and lay bare a few myths along the way:

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