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Statement by Ryan Heath on the proposal to reduce the cost of deploying broadband

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On 26 March 2013, Ryan Heath, Spokesperson of Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, made a statement on the new regulation proposed by the European Commission to cut by 30% the cost of rolling out high-speed Internet. Civil engineering, such as the digging up of roads to lay down fibre, accounts for up to 80% of the cost of deploying high-speed networks. The proposal may save companies 40 to 60 billion euro.
SHOTLIST INFO PRESS MEMO

Type: Report   Reference: I-077165   Date: 26/03/2013   Duration: 03:08
Personalities:   Heath, Ryan  
Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Digital Agenda | European Commission - spokesperson | Internet
RAPID: INFO PRESS, MEMO,
© European Union, 2013   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
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