New public consultation on Broadband Guidelines revision
The European Commission has launched a targeted public consultation seeking comments from interested parties on a proposed revision of the Guidelines on State aid rules for broadband networks (the Broadband Guidelines).
The Commission published in July 2021 a Staff Working Document, which concluded that existing State aid rules for the deployment of broadband networks, specifically concerning the Broadband Guidelines and the corresponding provisions of the General Block Exemption Regulation, work well and are fit for purpose. However, it suggested adjustments to take into account technological progress and digital policy objectives.
In this context, the Commission is proposing a number of targeted changes. The proposed revi