Digital Agenda


Are governments fulfilling their role in meeting the Digital Agenda?

The EC estimates that if Europe is to remain competitive with other regions globally, by 2020 it will need Next Generation Access (NGA) networks that ensure 50% of European households are subscribing to Internet connection speeds of 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) and that 100% of households have a minimum download rate of 30 Mbps

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The FTTH Council Europe calls for changes after the Digital Agenda Scoreboard shows a lack of progress in high speed networks

The FTTH Council calls on Member States to support the Commission's proposals for ICT in the Connecting Europe Facility. Given the current situation, the Council believes the provision of such funding is necessary in areas where there is a market failure

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Plotting a safe course for Europe’s digital future

Eurosmart brings together key leading figures in Brussels on dawn of Digital Agenda proposing solutions for security and privacy in the digital world

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Vice-President Kroes calls on 21 Member States to take urgent measures on mobile satellite services

Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, has issued an urgent call to twenty one EU countries to rapidly introduce all the legislative measures necessary to allow the pan-EU deployment of mobile satellite services that could be used for high-speed internet, mobile television and radio or emergency communications to EU consumers and businesses

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Review shows strong SME interest and government backing for ICT to assist the elderly

The European Commission presented a report on the progress of the Ambient Assisted Living joint programme (AAL JP) which highlights very high levels of involvement by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in projects, strong levels of financial support by participating countries and recommendations to ensure ongoing positive results

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€6.4 billion for smart growth and jobs – Europe's biggest ever investment in research and innovation

There is a €1.2 billion boost to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research, which will help deliver the Commission's commitment in the Digital Agenda for Europe to maintain the pace of yearly increases in ICT funding

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