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[...] As part of the new Connecting Europe Facility we have also proposed 9 billion euros to build the broadband network and service infrastructures that will bring digital opportunities to everybody. Innovative financing could mean we leverage more than 50 billion euros for next generation broadband. And our funds will also ensure top-quality cross-border e-services to fit Europe's Single Market. Remember that raising broadband penetration by just 10 percentage points can boost GDP growth by up to 1.5%.