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EC green lights EUR 4 bln Italian high-speed broadband plan

Thursday 30 June 2016 | 14:47 CET | News
The European Commission has approved Italy's EUR 4 billion high-speed broadband plan, describing it as "in line with EU state aid rules". The announcement comes a month after Italian infrastructure firm Infratel launched the first tenders to bring fast internet access to digital divide areas in six regions, with more promised this summer. EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the ultra-broadband plan for 2016-2022 "will help Italy to build the necessary infrastructure and contribute to creating a connected Digital Single Market in the EU". The country expects to minimise the use

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Companies: European Commission / Infratel
Countries: Italy
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