guifi·net Foundation

The Fundació Privada per a la Xarxa Oberta, Lliure i Neutral guifi·net (guifi·net Private Foundation for the Free, Open and Neutral Network) is an entity that has as its foundational objective to promote the development of a commons-based, free, open and neutral telecommunications network.

History and current status

The entity was founded in a public act on the 11th July 2008 and it is a nonprofit organization of general public interest. It is currently registered at:
 
  • 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

Recognitions

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 2007, guifi·net received the National Telecommunications Award from the Generalitat de Catalunya: