Title: State aid: Commission adopts Guidelines for broadband networks – frequently asked questions

Language: English

Type: Website

Nature: Government Website

Published: September 19, 2021

Region: Europe and Central Asia

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sector: Telecom and ICT

Keywords: Telecom and ICT, ICT Core

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State aid: Commission adopts Guidelines for broadband networks – frequently asked questions

(see also IP/09/1332 )

What are the Guidelines about?

In short, the Broadband Guidelines outline the rules and conditions on how public funding could be provided to build broadband networks in line with the EU state aid rules.

The Guidelines do not only address the funding of traditional broadband networks (like ADSL, cable, wifi networks) but also provide guidance for governments and public authorities on how to finance very high speed, so-called next generation access ("NGA") networks. These are networks that are capable of providing much higher speed and supporting new interactive and high quality content and services.

Updated: October 25, 2021