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Friesland confirms end to broadband fund

Wednesday 29 March 2017 | 16:34 CET | News
The Dutch province of Friesland has put an official end to its broadband fund. Early this year the government decided to take a different approach to encouraging the roll-out of faster broadband in rural areas of the region, offering loans through a tender. The fund was first started in late 2015 but did not attract any suitable projects that could raise market financing as well. Earlier this year the government approved a tender for a subordinated loan. A budget of EUR 54.2 million is available, which should be enough to cover around 25,000 addresses.

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