Story of digital transformation: Broadband across the border Sweden-Norway

15 March 2021 - Published by Peyman Khodabakhsh

CORA partners share their stories of transformation towards a digital society. The aim of the BROADEN – Broadband across border Sweden-Norway pilot was to provide high speed Internet access on both sides of the border between Torsby municipality in Sweden and Grue municipality in Norway. The pilot aimed to trial an infrastructure-sharing model in a transnational context with different legal and administrative frameworks. The findings have the potential to be replicated in other places along the Swedish-Norwegian border, as well as between other neighbouring countries.


For rural and remote areas to stay attractive for families and businesses, they need a healthy digital environment. This requires a digital infrastructure, well-developed digital services, and sufficient digital skills among the population. The CORA partners faced their challenges and tested own solutions designed to bridge the digital divide in their regions. Check all nine stories of connecting remote areas with digital infrastructure and services.