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Norwegian emergency budget provides NOK 150 mln more in broadband subsidies

Tuesday 7 April 2020 | 13:40 CET | News
Norwegian communications regulator Nkom has announced an increase in public subsidies for broadband expansion in places where it is not commercially viable from NOK 256 million in the regular 2020 budget to NOK 406 million. On 30 March, parliament passed the third emergency package, agreeing to provide another NOK 150 million for broadband.

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