Ann RUTGEERTS
State aid: Information, Communication and Media
DG Competition
European Commission
OECD – Working Party n° 2...
Outline
1. The role of State aid control
2. Assessment of State aid
3. 2014 GBER
Context
• Crucial importance of broadband infrastructures for
economic and social development
• Digital Agenda for Europe:...
Broadband deployment: why public funding?
 Individual market investors may not invest, even though this would be efficien...
Why State aid control?
 Ensure a level playing field for all operators
 Avoid jeopardizing/crowding out existing investm...
Outline
1. The role of State aid control
2. Assessment of State aid
3. 2014 GBER
Compatibility requirements
• Coverage mapping
• Public consultation
• Competitive selection process
• Most economically ad...
Commission Decisions
State aid to broadband
Outline
1. The role of State aid control
2. Assessment of State aid
3. 2014 GBER
2014 - GBER
Exemption from notification for unproblematic
broadband projects:
• (basic/NGA) white areas
• aid allocated on...
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Financing of Broadband Networks – European Union – June 2014 meeting of the Working Party 2 of the Competition Committee

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This presentation by the European Union delegation was made during a roundtable discussion on Financing of the Roll-out of Broadband Networks held at the 57th meeting of the Working Party 2 of the Competition Committee on 16 June 2014. Find out more at http://www.oecd.org/daf/competition/financing-of-roll-out-of-broadband-networks.htm

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Financing of Broadband Networks – European Union – June 2014 meeting of the Working Party 2 of the Competition Committee

  1. 1. Ann RUTGEERTS State aid: Information, Communication and Media DG Competition European Commission OECD – Working Party n° 2 – 16 June 2014 State aid for broadband deployment
  2. 2. Outline 1. The role of State aid control 2. Assessment of State aid 3. 2014 GBER
  3. 3. Context • Crucial importance of broadband infrastructures for economic and social development • Digital Agenda for Europe: 30 Mbps for everybody and 50% households subscribing to 100 Mbps by 2020
  4. 4. Broadband deployment: why public funding?  Individual market investors may not invest, even though this would be efficient from a wider economic perspective, e.g. due to the positive spill-over effects (“market failure”)  Market forces do not always lead to a socially desirable outcome (“equity” or “cohesion considerations”)
  5. 5. Why State aid control?  Ensure a level playing field for all operators  Avoid jeopardizing/crowding out existing investment of operators  Avoid the creation of local monopolies with the help of public funds  Inject competition to areas where it was not present before  Avoid favouring certain technology platforms  Accelerating the roll-out of broadband (in particular NGA) networks
  6. 6. Outline 1. The role of State aid control 2. Assessment of State aid 3. 2014 GBER
  7. 7. Compatibility requirements • Coverage mapping • Public consultation • Competitive selection process • Most economically advantageous offer • Technological neutrality • Use of existing infrastructure • Open wholesale access • Wholesale access pricing (price benchmarking) • Monitoring and claw-back mechanism
  8. 8. Commission Decisions
  9. 9. State aid to broadband
  10. 10. Outline 1. The role of State aid control 2. Assessment of State aid 3. 2014 GBER
  11. 11. 2014 - GBER Exemption from notification for unproblematic broadband projects: • (basic/NGA) white areas • aid allocated on the basis of open, transparent and non- discriminatory open selection process • widest possible wholesale access under fair and non- discriminatory conditions • Wholesale access price based on benchmarks/prices set by national regulatory authority • claw-back mechanism for projects above 10 mio. EUR • budget below 70 mio. EUR
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