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Secretary of State: EU gives state aid approval for broadband roll-out

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Commenting on the news the EU has today given state aid approval to the UK Government’s plans to roll-out high speed broadband to every home…

Commenting on the news the EU has today given state aid approval to the UK Government’s plans to roll-out high speed broadband to every home and business in the UK, the Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore said:
 
“This government has ambitious and far-reaching plans to deliver superfast broadband across the UK and we are investing £530m to connect rural communities across the country.  Today’s approval from the EU means we can start delivering those plans, creating jobs and helping businesses and individuals across the country. Our aim is to deliver the best superfast network in Europe and give communities across Scotland the tools they need to succeed.”

The DCMS release is here: http://www.culture.gov.uk/news/news_stories/9533.aspx