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Commission clears € 6 million for Birmingham broadband network

 |  June 12, 2012

The European Commission has cleared the U.K.’s “ultra-fast broadband city” initiative for Birmingham. The proposal calls for 6 million in public support to build an ultra-fast broadband network in two districts that have limited private development or investment for broadband.

The Commission found that the initiative met EU state aid rules and Broadband Guidelines, and furthered the Digital Agenda. The network will be “genuinely open to all operators” for at least 25 years, and will operate on a wholesale basis. 

Full content: EC Press Release


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