Region: Europe and Central Asia
Country: Global / Non-Specific
Sector: Telecom and ICT
Brussels, 17 th September 2009
State aid: Commission adopts Guidelines for broadband networks
The European Commission has adopted Guidelines on the application of EC Treaty state aid rules to the public funding of broadband networks. The Guidelines provide a clear and predictable framework for stakeholders and will help Member States to accelerate and extend broadband deployment. The Guidelines also contain specific provisions concerning the deployment of Next Generation Access networks, allowing public support to foster investment in this strategic sector without creating undue distortions of competition. The Guidelines take account of comments received during a public consultation (see IP/09/813 ).
Updated: October 25, 2021