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EU budget cuts broadband funding

Monday 11 February 2013 | 09:20 CET | News
The EU Council agreement on the EU's budget for the period 2014-2020 has sharply reduced the amount of funds dedicated to expanding broadband access. The European Commission had proposed EUR 9.2 billion for the digital economy, as part of the Connecting Europe Facility, and in the final agreement, this was reduced to around EUR 1 billion, to be spent mainly on services such as e-government and telemedicine. Neelie Kroes, commissioner for the Digital Agenda, said it was a "missed opportunity", but said she will look for other ways to support financing of new networks, such as through the

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