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A handbook on EU broadband state aid

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A new handbook to help governments invest in broadband. The guide is useful for any public authority investing in broadband or looking at co-funding projects with EU structural and investment funds.
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Today's handbook is based on the Commission's State Aid Broadband Guidelines which were revised in December 2012 (see Guidelines). The handbook explains how to design a good project from the start and whom to contact at regional and EU level to obtain funding and advice. It also outlines the minimum conditions for state aid approval. It also outlines the minimum conditions for state aid approval.