Ficora says broadband aid supports construction of 20,000 km of fibre

Monday 5 March 2018 | 12:39 CET | News

Finnish telecoms regulator Ficora said its broadband aid project has made possible the construction of more than 20,000 kilometres of fibre-optic network, which now has over 30,000 subscribers, and makes broadband available to more 83,000 households. In a summary of its Financial Statement for 2017, the watchdog said that is equivalent to one third of the entire fibre broadband coverage of households in Finland.

So far, a total of EUR 49.8 million has been granted and EUR 33.9 million paid in broadband aid, with EUR 24 million still available. The Fast Broadband project has succeeded in expanding the fibre network to areas of Finland which are not covered by commercial construction projects, which tend to focus on the largest population centres, said Ficora.

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