Swedish regulator prepares latest round of broadband funding

16 Apr 2021

Sweden’s telecoms regulator, the Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS), is preparing to offer SEK1.6 billion (USD188 million) of funding for fibre network expansion in underserved localities in three regions. The watchdog says subsidies will be available in Norrland, Svealand and Gotaland, but only for areas where there are no plans by telcos for a commercial broadband network rollout. Applications for funding will be invited in May, with payments to be made by the end of the year.