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Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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>Would such a move be compatible with EU regulations

Yep, network infrastructure is specifically excluded from State Aid rules - all EU states (including ours this Government has already handed £1.7 Billion of tax payers cash to BT) fund massive infrastructure publicly (but most others have the sense to maintain ownership) as meeting the Broadband Europe targets is not achievable on a commercial basis (it would take many decades to recover the cost from consumers directly)

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