EC to Tackle Broadband Roll-out Costs

The European Commission (EC) recently proposed new rules that aim to cut the cost of deploying high-speed Internet by 30%. The current patchwork of rules and administrative practices at national levels is slowing down the rolling out of broadband. Moreover civil engineering works, namely digging up roads to install fibre, account for up to 80% of the cost of deploying broadband. With these new rules, the EC aims to harmonise the procedures for civil works, facilitate and speed up the delivery of civil works permits, and ensure that new or renovated buildings are ready for broadband Internet. More on the EC Proposal to Cut Broadband Roll-out Costs