EC names broadband top digital priority for 2013

Tuesday 18 December 2012 | 12:26 CET | News
The European Commission has adopted new priorities for its Digital Agenda, with the focus on expanding broadband services. Adopted in 2010, the Digital Agenda sets targets for the period to 2020 on using ICT to expand the EU economy and meet social goals. The EC has adopted seven priorities from the Digital Agenda that it will focus on in the period 2013-14. The top digital priority for 2013 will be finalising the regulatory framework for wholesale broadband access, currently under consultation with EU telecoms regulator Berec. The other six priorities for 2013-14 include expanding the

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but if most people get three "downloading" strikes than who will use internet?
Nick @ 21/12/2012 - 19:24

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