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Friesland province plans support for fibre roll-outs

Thursday 24 March 2016 | 17:15 CET | News
The Dutch province of Friesland wants to do more to support the roll-out of fibre. Deploying broadband should be similar to building roads, with more government support, and the province is looking at how it can provide bank guarantees to support network financing. According to local representative Sietske Poepjes, roll-out by private parties is still too expensive and too complicated or many smaller towns and villages to organise. She is helping to organise a cooperative effort, and around 30,000 addresses in mainly rural areas have been identified where fibre is needed. Within three weeks

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