Amsterdam to allow new data centres, under strict conditions

Thursday 2 July 2020 | 13:40 CET | News
The municipality of Amsterdam has decided that new data centres may be welcome, but on a limited scale and under strict conditions. The move would open the way for Amsterdam to meet the growing need for data centres, to facilitate matters such as working from home and video calling. The policy still has to be approved by the city council, after a consultation period set to runs until the end of August.

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