The role of state aid for the rapid deployment of broadband networks in the EU

In this study, we provide an overview of the implementation of broadband State Aid measures across the EU during the period 2013-2019 and, with the aid of case studies, interviews and a survey of stakeholders, assess challenges and best practices in the application of State Aid to support broadband deployment. We draw on data gathered through the study to evaluate to what extent the Broadband Guidelines have been effective in meeting the objectives of boosting deployment of Next Generation broadband (NGA) and facilitating competition while limiting potential negative impacts on private investment.

The study is available for download.

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