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Micro-funds could support Swedish village broadband grids

Monday 9 June 2014 | 12:25 CET | News
The Swedish broadband forum, which brings together public and private players in the field, said the action group Hela Sverige ska Leva (HSSL) aims to enable microfinance projects to help villages get finance for local network projects. The microfunds could receive public or private finance, and backers include the trade union Kommunal, Gothenburg city council and Orebro county council. The funds could give guarantees when network projects seek bank loans, or the funds could invest in other ways. So far, there are three regional microfunds, namely Mikrofonden Vast, Mikrofonden Z and

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