Holger Boswijk of the Netherlands recently subscribed to our newsletter, and wrote (in part):
"Let me explain why I find your site of interest. I am working in a medium sized Dutch historic town, Deventer. Almost 100.000 inhabitants. ... Together with 13 other municipalities we formed Stedenlink (aka Citylink); the combination of municipalities with an offensive broadband policy.
"My task is to promote broadband. We already have FTTI and will have FTTH to all houses by the end of 2009. In the rural areas we will use Wimax. By the end of 2009 we will have a 100% coverage with a minimum speed of 20/20mb. ...
"Last task to be mentioned: we favour open networks, not carrier owned networks. In that respect we will set a standard for open networks (technically and politically) for the Netherlands. Then we will be able to connect all the local initiatives to form a real big open Dutch network. Later on European and global, I hope.
"By working on these topics I find your site of use: to follow new initiatives and related news!"
Thanks Holger--we're glad to help!