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German state to use budget surplus for faster internet

Monday 2 February 2015 | 13:42 CET | News
In the run-up to the state budget talks on 3 February, municipalities in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania demand that the surplus from the federal state budget is used for faster broadband expansion, heise.de reports. In order to get companies to invest in the area as well as to increase competitiveness and tourism, high broadband coverage is essential, according to local politicians. Infrastructure minister Christian Pegel (SPD) had already announced the government will give a higher priority to digital infrastructure when distributing the expected surplus of EUR 165 million.

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