Danish ministry to provide DKK100m broadband subsidy in 2019

1 May 2019

Denmark’s Ministry of Energy, Power and Climate has announced that it is now accepting applications for subsidies under the project aiming to provide download speeds of at least 100Mbps to all households and businesses by 2020. The ministry has allocated DKK100 million (USD15 million) to the Broadband Fund, administered by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA, or Energistyrelsen), for 2019, mainly targeting households in underserved and sparsely populated areas of the country with down/uplink of less than 10Mbps/2Mbps. Successful candidates need to deploy networks with minimum download speeds of 100Mbps. The ministry awarded grants to a total of 91 projects in 2018, with 98% of these located in sparsely populated areas.