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State Aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for deployment of broadband networks

The European Commission has launched a targeted public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on a proposed revision of the Guidelines on State aid rules for broadband networks (the Broadband Guidelines).

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Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said:

We now invite all interested parties to share their views on our proposed targeted changes to the Broadband Guidelines. We want to make it easier for Member States to foster the deployment of broadband networks including Gigabit and 5G networks. But also to limit the competition distortions when the market does not deliver.

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