Fast, reliable broadband is crucial for both consumers and businesses and essential for economic growth and job creation.

The European Commission has called for governments to ensure that all its citizens have access to broadband and with three million people in rural areas not covered by fixed and mobile broadband networks, governments have turned to satellite broadband to bridge the gap.

This European Commission funded project is working with local and regional authorities to develop guidelines for satellite broadband schemes and design projects that can deliver 100% broadband coverage to the most rural communities.

Implementing broadband in these areas is not always commercially viable for the private sector, so there are a number of different funding sources which can be used. The project also provides an information portal for authorities looking to take advantage of this funding.

Objectives

The Bresat project is producing the following:

  1. Broadband Coverage By Region
  2. Case Studies of Previous Satellite Broadband Deloyments
  3. Key Criteria & Best Practices for Successful Deployments
  4. Potential Sources of Funding
  5. Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidelines to help Business Case Development
  6. Workshops & Dissemination Events Across Europe

Participants

  • The European Commission.
  • Local, Regional and National Authorities across Europe who have implemented satellite broadband aggregation schemes and who are offering their experience.
  • Local, Regional and National Authorities across Europe with an interest in deploying satellite broadband to help meet their EC Digital Agenda targets and who are sharing their broadband needs, potential non-technical roadblocks and deployment difficulties.
  • Participants from across the satellite industry.

We welcome additional participants. Please let us know if you would like to join us.

Upcoming events

  • Q1 2015
    BRESAT Project Meeting

    Brussels (Belgium)

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We welcome additional participants. Please let us know if you would like to join us.

Resources & Downloads

The deliverables for Project BRESAT can be found below:
(Click on a panel below to see downloads for that subject. All files are in PDF format.)

Introduction

The BRESAT project aims to provide a set of deliverables which will be of value to future EU satellite broadband aggregation schemes.

Case Studies of Previous Satelite Deployments

Needs of Regions

Broadband Coverage by Region

Satellite Capabilities Evolution

Analysis of the expected capabilities of satellite broadband services from 2012 to 2020, showing satellite roadmap and service offerings

Sources of Funding, State Aid & CEF

Potential sources of funding for regions interested in implementing their own satellite broadband schemes

State aid considerations for funding broadband schemes

Economic Impact of Broadband and Cost-Benefit Analysis

The importance of broadband for economic growth including the effect on GDP and Guidelines for producing cost benefit analyses for broadband schemes.

Funding Approaches & PPP Scheme NEW 

Several different policy approaches and interventions have been considered. Of the options, the strong preference amongst EU regions is for the “Voucher Plus” scheme because it makes broadband more affordable to households with lower incomes. However a number of key questions about the legality and ability to fund such a “Voucher Plus” scheme using EC funding need to be addressed before we can formally make it our BRESAT recommendation.

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The voucher scheme is a widely accepted method of stimulating the marketplace.

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The Voucher Plus scheme is similar to the voucher scheme, but makes broadband more affordable to lower income households.

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The PPP scheme uses Public Private Partnership funding to drive technology development for one or more next generation satellites specifically to address unserved or underserved EU citizens with services which meet the Digital Agenda 2020 speed targets.

Aggregation Approaches  NEW 

Recommendations for lowest cost aggregation schemes and implementation.

Dissemination Activities

Actions taken to create awareness of the BRESAT project and its outputs.

Ongoing and planned dissemination activities to raise the visibility of BRESAT

FAQs

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