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Dutch govt plans stimulus measures for rural broadband

Monday 9 March 2015 | 10:35 CET | News
The Dutch ministry of economic affairs announced a number of measures aimed at easing the roll-out of faster broadband in rural areas. From 01 September, businesses can apply for permits to use radio spectrum in certain areas for offering internet access. It's not yet clear which frequency band will be offered. There is capacity in the 3.5 GHz range, but this band is not available in the north of the country, where intelligence services have a ground station for satellite communications. In addition to spectrum, the government is hoping for financing from the new European Fund for Strategic

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