[AfrICANN-discuss] New EU digital agenda unveiled

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Thu May 20 12:38:42 SAST 2010

EU digital agenda unveiled

The European commission has put increased access to superfast broadband at
the heart of its new digital agenda, reports the Times.

Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes set out plans to connect all EU
citizens to broadband by 2013, with half of the population having access to
superfast speeds of up to 100Mbps by 2020.

The commission warned that a lack of skills could result in Europe failing
to fill up to 700,000 jobs by 2015, reports the paper, with up to a third of
European citizens having never used the internet.

Other plans outlined include a single market for digital services, including
eCommerce and eHealth markets, with plans to create an EU-wide eInvoicing
service to improve competitiveness against the USA, says the paper.
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