Broadband Strategy and Broadband Promotion in Austria. Results from the Evaluation of the First Phase of the Federal Government's Subsidy Programme

The interim evaluation of the Broadband Strategy 2020 and the Master Plan for Broadband Funding shows, that with the help of the measures defined in the Master Plan and pursued by the tenders, the goal of providing Austria of fast internet coverage almost everywhere with a speed of at least 100 megabits per second can actually be achieved. One of the most important measures for the expansion of the 5G network and for increasing the "5G readiness" is the strategy of gradually increasing the density of fibre optic access points. Nevertheless, it will become necessary, especially in the third phase of the implementation of the broadband strategy, to focus heavily on fibre-optic networks.