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EC criticises Spain for high price of standard broadband

Wednesday 26 March 2014 | 11:00 CET | News
Standard broadband (12-30 Mbps) is over three times more expensive in Spain than in some European countries according to data released by the European Commission. In fact, the EC's research found that the cheapest available standard broadband rate costs EUR 38.70 per month in Spain, the second highest in Europe behind Cyprus (EUR 46.20) and more than three times the rate charged in countries such as Lithuania (EUR 10.30), Romania (EUR 11.20) and Latvia (EUR 14.60). Even in countries such as the UK (EUR 18.10), prices are half those charged in Spain for the standard ADSL broadband connection

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Companies: European Commission
Countries: Spain
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