The EU Commission approves German nation-wide scheme to support the deployment of Gigabit networks in Germany

State aid: Commission approves German nation-wide scheme to support deployment of Gigabit networks in Germany* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a German scheme to support the deployment of very high capacity broadband networks offering Gigabit speeds in Germany. The aid will bring these networks to customers in areas where the market does not provide them, in line with the EU broadband connectivity objectives. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Europe's digital transformation depends on high quality networks. These are crucial for connecting the regions in the European Union and contribute to a more competitive and sustainable social market economy. The Commission strongly supports the deployment of

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European Commission, The EU Commission approves German nation-wide scheme to support the deployment of Gigabit networks in Germany, 13 November 2020, e-Competitions SGEI and competition law, Art. N° 98075

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