Why is Broadband important?

The Digital Agenda For Europe (DAE 2020) states that by 2020 all Europeans should have access to the internet of above 30 Mbps and 50% or more of European households should have subscriptions above 100 Mbps.

DAE 2020 is not only about ticking-off items in a long list. It is about using technologies to make a real difference. It consists of 13 specific goals:

  1. the entire EU to be covered by broadband by 2013

  2. the entire EU to be covered by broadband above 30 Mbps by 2020

  3. 50% of the EU to subscribe to broadband above 100 Mbps by 2020

  4. 50% of the population to buy online by 2015

  5. 20% of the population to buy online cross-border by 2015

  6. 33% of SMEs to make online sales by 2015

  7. the difference between roaming and national tariffs to approach zero by 2015

  8. to increase regular internet usage from 60% to 75% by 2015, and from 41% to 60% among disadvantaged people

  9. to halve the proportion of the population that has never used the internet from 30% to 15% by 2015

  10. 50% of citizens to use eGovernment by 2015, with more than half returning completed e-forms

  11. all key cross-border public services agreed on by Member States in 2011 to be available online by 2015

  12. to double public investment in ICT R&D to € 11 bn by 2020

  13. to reduce energy use for lighting by 20% by 2020

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