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Less digging = cheaper broadband. Commission proposes rules to cut broadband installation costs

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(26/03/2013) The European Commission today proposed new rules 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. Today's proposal may save companies €40 to 60 billion.

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Commission Press Room: IP/13/281

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