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Innet Kainuu Karelia III
Funded by Euregio Karelia Neighbourhood Programme 2001-2006

Objective of the project

Building the broadband network provides a foundation for the services based on it (travelling, remote healthcare, distance education, and safety) as well as for the general development of information society services. These services cannot be implemented without the appropriate network platform. The goal of the project was to continue the construction of the broadband network built in Kainuu and its eastern areas by building a connection between Suomussalmi–Vartius–Kuhmo and Suomussalmi–Kuusamo. These broadband connections were intended to link the Vartius border crossing point to high-speed data connections and also to improve the connections between the Vartius and Suoperä border crossing points with the investments being made in the Kuusamo direction. In addition, the project was to create prerequisites for the possible future direct data connection from Vartius to Kostomuksha.

Main activities

• Building a broadband network connection in Kainuu and its eastern areas


The project was completed as planned. The goals regarding the scope of the building as well as the service capacity were met. With the 'Business environment development in the Arkhangelsk gateway' (Town of Kuhmo) project implemented along with this project, the Kuhmo-Kostomuksha optical cable team was created, which worked towards promoting the connection. Permission to build the optical cable connection was finally received from the Russian Federation during March 2007.

Basic information


Innet Kainuu Karelia III


2002-11-06 - 2005-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

1 798 239 € / 502 305 €

Lead partner

Kajaanin Puhelinosuuskunta
Lead partner web-site