Guidance to local bodies on the Wholesale Network Access requirements that apply to suppliers in direct and indirect receipt of State aid.
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Local broadband projects that are part of the Superfast Broadband Programme will be subsidised to varying extents by funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as well as other UK and potentially EU public sources. In almost all cases the funding for these local broadband projects will give rise to State aid.
This document should be read in conjunction with our other detailed guidance dealing with the complementary elements to these conditions and that apply to part-state funded networks.
In particular, reference should be made to (i) the general condition applying to the supplier in instances where, a third party makes a new request for wholesale access, and (ii) the pricing rules that constrain the supply of specified active and passive access products.