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Action 47: Member States to facilitate broadband investment

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What is the problem? Poor coordination increases the cost of broadband deployment

Today, high cost is the main obstacle to the speedy roll-out of fibre optic networks. Civil engineering costs represent 80% of the total expense to deploy new fixed infrastructures. These costs, along with heavy administrative burdens, could be significantly reduced through proper coordination by national and local authorities.

Why is EU action required? To ensure better coordination

Only a coordinated approach will help the EU to achieve a full coverage of high-speed internet connection.

What are the Commission's plans?

To seek support of the MS for the adoption of legislation in the pipeline and seek effective and harmonised implementation of the adopted measures

 

 

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