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Successful investment in broadband networks in rural areas 

Press release from: Broadband Academy GmbH

New study by Broadband Academy


In view of the high investment costs, private market players are confronted with the challenge of insufficient project profitability when it comes to coverage and further development of the connection to enable high-speed Internet, especially in sparsely populated areas. Broadband Academy is therefore conducting a study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with the aim of investigating implementation models for establishment of such networks in rural areas, which are not primarily aimed at providing public grants but for the economical return of the investments.

The study conducted in cooperation with Dr. Muth & Partner GbR (Fulda), a renowned law firm, focuses on the question of the factors that are decisive for the success of grant-free investment projects for high-performance networks in suburban and rural areas in Germany as well as the recommendations that can hereby be derived. The study focuses on the realization of high-performance connections with a speed of at least 50 Mbit/s (NGA) in areas with a population density of less than 200 inhabitants per square kilometer or municipalities with less than 50,000 residents.

Tobias Tippelt, CEO of Broadband Academy GmbH, explains, “The study is intended as a compendium that particularly addresses decision-makers in municipalities and private investors tasked with expansion of NGA infrastructures in rural and suburban areas”. For this particular target group, the study provides valuable background knowledge and hence improves the general understanding of the entire relationships. Readers of the study report can therefore evaluate and approach investment projects for the development of high-speed networks in a more structured manner.

The study can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (

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The press release was published on openPR.