Project funded by the European Union - The European Regional Development fund in the Framework of the Enterprise and Innovation for competitiveness operational programme

High-speed connection and coverage of white spots on the map of the Czech Republic is currently one of the priority topics of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The aim of the High-Speed Internet program from the Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness Operational Programme is to improve the quality of life and support economic development and employment in remote or sparsely populated rural areas. The subject of the provided grant is the deployment of a modern, high-quality and secure infrastructure enabling high-speed Internet access (next generation access networks) to those locations where this access is not provided and is not likely to be provided by market mechanisms on a commercial basis.

We will expand optical network to sparsely populated areas thanks to the aid from the EU

We responded to the call made by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to support high-speed Internet and made a commitment to expand our optical network to 155 basic units of settlement in the so-called ‘white spots’. The costs of implementing more than 8,000 FTTH and FTTC connections will be partially covered by the grant from the European Structural Funds amounting to approximately 212 million, and additional approximately 80 million will be invested by CETIN. As a result, households in these rural areas will receive high-quality Internet connection that is entirely comparable to what operators provide in large cities on a commercial basis.

All connections built in this manner meet the so-called higher NGA standard (Next Generation Access), i.e., speeds of at least 100/33 Mb/s.

We are building, operating and accelerating the largest data and communication network in the Czech Republic and plan, among other things, to connect 1,000,000 households via the FTTH optical network in the next seven years. The ministry’s program therefore complements our current activities and will allow us to build modern access networks even in places that are not profitable for commercial development.

The following projects receive financial aid from the European Union under the Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness Operational Programme – 2nd call: High-speed Internet.


Project name Registration No.
CETIN_VRI for area 01 Benešov - Orlík-Tábor CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17_094/0018704
CETIN_VRI for area 03 Brdy - Vltava CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17_094/0018705
CETIN_VRI for area 06 Český ráj CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17_094/0018706
CETIN_VRI for area 08 Děčínsko - České Švýcarsko CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17_094/0018707
CETIN_VRI for area 16 Kolín - Kutná Hora CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018699
CETIN_VRI for area 18 Křivoklátsko CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018709
CETIN_VRI for area 19 Krkonoše CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018710
CETIN_VRI for area 23 Lužické hory - Máchův kraj CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018711
CETIN_VRI for area 24 Moravský kras - Brno CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018701
CETIN_VRI for area 25 Orlické hory CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018712
CETIN_VRI for area 27 Podyjí CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018703
CETIN_VRI for area 28 Podzvičínsko CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018713
CETIN_VRI for area 29 Posázaví - Čáslav CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018714
CETIN_VRI for area 31 Roždalovice - Kopidlno - Cidlina CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018715
CETIN_VRI for area 33 Střední Čechy - SZ CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018716
CETIN_VRI for area 34 Střední Morava CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018717
CETIN_VRI for area 35 Šumava - Písek CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018718
CETIN_VRI for area 36 Temelín - Soběslav CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018719
CETIN_VRI for area 37 Těšínsko CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018720
CETIN_VRI for area 38 Uhlířské Janovice - Sázava - Zásmuky CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018721
CETIN_VRI for area 39 Vysočina - JV CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018722
CETIN_VRI for area 42 Západní Čechy CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018723
CETIN_VRI for area 43 Ždárské vrchy CZ.01.4.03/0.0/0.0/17.094/0018724