Third Evaluation Report on the Federal Ministry of Finance's Broadband Initiative BBA 2020

The third interim evaluation of the "Broadband Austria 2020" funding programme reports on the entire programme period (term 2015-2021) for all funding channels and provides the first econometrically sound impact analyses of the subsidies granted in anticipation of the final ex-post evaluation. In addition to detached case studies on individual subsidised projects, the focus was on preparing the final evaluation. In a comprehensive feasibility study, the European evaluation plan, which was in great need of revision, was operationalised by thoroughly revising the evaluation questions and the database required to answer them. The answers to selected evaluation questions allow initial conclusions to be drawn about the effects of the funding.