European Commission endorses Italy’s broadband plan

The European Commission has endorsed Italy’s ultra-broadband plan, with a budget of 4 billion euro, to connect areas where Internet is currently unavailable. The scheme complies with the EU’s aid and competition rules. According to Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, ‘The broadband scheme will bring faster internet to Italian consumers and businesses. It will help Italy to build the necessary infrastructure and contribute to creating a connected Digital Single Market in the EU.’