History and current status

The Fundació Privada per a la Xarxa Oberta, Lliure i Neutral guifi·net ( Private Foundation for the Free, Open and Neutral Network) is a nonprofit organization of general public interest. Its foundational objective is to promote the development of a commons-based, free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The entity was founded in a public act on the 11th July 2008. It is currently registered at the:

  • Foundations Registry of the Generalitat de Catalunya (number 2550)
  • Non-governmental Organizations Registry of the Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament (number 335)
  • Telecommunications Operators Registry of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado y de la Competencia
  • Volunteering Entities Registry of the Generalitat de Catalunya


The guifi·net Foundation, on behalf of the community participating in guifi·net, has received from the European Commission the European Broadband Award 2015, in the category of Innovative model of financing, business and investment:

In 2008, guifi·net received the National Telecommunications Award from the Generalitat de Catalunya: