Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Fourth, the EU budget can also support broadband roll-out. Very soon, we should know the outcome of budget negotiations, including for the "digital Connecting Europe Facility". That could boost confidence, helping all kinds of investors make their business case – incumbents, alternatives, whoever. And connecting 45 million more households to fast broadband. So I hope that Member States see: this is an essential investment in our economic future – one that will pay back, with interest.