judgecorp writes "The European central budget is being cut, and one casualty will be rural broadband plans, according to a blog post by Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for the Ditial Agenda. The whole budget for digital projects has been cut from €9.2 billion to €1bn. and rural broadband will get none. This is a big setback for a project which was originally supposed to ensure a minimum speed of 30MBPS across Europe by 2020."
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