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EU plan to spend billions on boosting broadband speeds
Posted by: haikuman
Date: October 16, 2011 07:21AM
[www.bbc.co.uk]

By David Meyer
Berlin

The European Commission is set to propose investing almost €9.2bn (£8bn) in a massive rollout of super-fast broadband infrastructure and services across the European Union.

The plan is partly aimed at stimulating further investment in rural broadband.

It is hoped the initiative will also help to create a single market for digital public services.

The Commission has already set targets for improving the speed of home internet connections across the region.

It aims to get all European households on at least 30 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2020, with half the population enjoying more than 100Mbps, so as to make the continent more competitive and productive.



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Re: EU plan to spend billions on boosting broadband speeds
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 16, 2011 10:49AM
How much will the Greeks be chipping in on this project? devil smiley
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Re: EU plan to spend billions on boosting broadband speeds
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 16, 2011 01:08PM
Meanwhile in the US, cable and satellite companies continue to cap and gouge the customers.




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Re: EU plan to spend billions on boosting broadband speeds
Posted by: guitarist
Date: October 17, 2011 01:50AM
It aims to get all European households on at least 30 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2020

Assuming there is an EU by 2020.

"Set to propose" is still quite a few steps from "did I just read that we're paying an additional 8 billion in taxes so we can read the news of our social and economic decline at 30Mbps instead of 15Mbps?"
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