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The EU has an ambitious broadband agenda: It wants 50% of regional households to have 100Mbps+...

The EU has an ambitious broadband agenda: It wants 50% of regional households to have 100Mbps+ connections by 2020, and all households to have 30Mbps+ connections. To deliver on these goals, the EC is now proposing every new home support high-speed broadband, and (estimating up to €60B in savings) is looking to cut permit wait times for broadband and 4G tower building permits. However, the proposals come as legislators, citing the continent's economic woes, consider slashing €50B-€70B from the digital part of the Connecting Europe Facility.
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  • Typical that the bureaucrats push on with the agenda without a clue or care where the money will come from to pay for it. Not any different in the good old USA. I guess broadband must be a "human right".
    26 Mar 2013, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, broadband...and condoms...and cell phones.
    26 Mar 2013, 02:16 PM Reply Like
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