By Raf Weverbergh – Originally, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) had € 50 billion allocated to it. After budget cuts demanded by David Cameron, however, only € 29,3 billion will be allocated to the CEF – which leaves just € 1 billion for Neelie Kroes’ broadband and digital services, instead of the € 9,2 billion that she asked for.
She does already know where the priorities will be. The € 1 billion budget will be mostly used for harmonizing service infrastructure in Europe, and not investments in a broadband network. more> http://tinyurl.com/akyb8tc
- Neelie Kroes says EU budget cut leaves no cash for broadband networks, Nick Wood, Total Telecom