Revision of the Guidelines on State aid for broadband networks

The Commission is publishing for consultation the draft revised Guidelines on State aid for broadband networks (the ‘Broadband Guidelines’).

The public consultation is open from 19 November 2021 to 11 February 2022.

The revision aims to clarify the existing State aid rules and ensure they take account of the latest market and technological developments.

The proposed targeted revision of the Guidelines consist of:

  • Introducing new speed thresholds for public support to Gigabit fixed networks and new guidance on support for the deployment of mobile networks;
  • Further clarifying certain concepts;
  • Modifying the structure of the Guidelines.

EC welcomes contributions from citizens, companies, business associations, public authorities and other organisations.

Detailed information on participation in the consultation and draft documents can be found here: