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KDD and Nkom confirm state subsidies for fixed broadband projects in 2023

20 Jan 2023

Norway’s Ministry of Local Government and District (Kommunal- og distriktsdepartement, KDD) and the National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) have confirmed the allocation of subsidies designed to expand the reach of faster fixed broadband speeds.

A total of NOK362.7 million (USD36.5 million) is being distributed for projects in 2023, up NOK60 million on the sum handed out in 2022, with these funds being made available as part of government efforts aimed at ensuring all Norwegians have access to downlink speeds of 100Mbps by the end of 2025. Of note, while state aid in previous years had only been available to counties that lacked fixed broadband access at downlink speeds of 30Mbps, this year support is also being offered to areas that have connectivity at speeds of between 30Mbps and 100Mbps.

In terms of the areas that will benefit from funding in 2023, the counties of Viken and Innlandet will be the biggest recipients, with grants of NOK69.9 million and NOK69.6 million, respectively.

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