Rural broadband – Challenges and opportunities

By |julij 13th, 2020|agriculture, Broadband, Digital, Economy, g, internet, News, rural|

The economic competitiveness of regions, and notably rural regions, depends on good connectivity. This means not just roads and railways, but also internet highways. Connectivity to fast internet in rural areas is still almost half of what it is on...

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Connecting Europe’s forgotten regions

By |junij 9th, 2020|5G, 6G, Broadband, connectivity, Europe, European Union, Eva Maydell, Margarethe Vestager, News|

As part of a raft of commitments to be announced by the European Council today (9 June), EU member states will renew their commitment to bridging the gap across Europe's connectivity divides, as certain territories on the continent continue to be isola...

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German-German dispute over fibre optic funding to be decided in Brussels

By |maj 11th, 2020|Andreas Scheuer, Broadband, CDU, CDU/CSU, CSU, fibre optic cables, Germany, gigabit, internet, News|

The European Commission is examining German plans to support the fibre optic industry. The Christian Democrat (CDU/CSU) parliamentary group asked for early approval, while the fixed network industry association BREKO is opposed to the measures. EURACTI...

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Vestager urges EU member states not to backtrack on 5G

By |maj 6th, 2020|5G, Broadband, Croatian Presidency, Digital, EU, EU telecoms Ministers, Margrethe Vestager, News, State aid, Technology, telecommunications, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission's Vice-President for Digital, Margrethe Vestager, has urged EU telecoms ministers to "limit as much as possible" any delays to their 5G spectrum assignments, amid the current challenges to the industry brought on by the coronavi...

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Investment in ‘first class connectivity infrastructure’ a priority, Commission says

By |april 26th, 2019|5G, Broadband, connectivity, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Act, digital skills gap, EU, fibre optic cables, News, nis directive|

The cable industry's ambitions of ubiquitous gigabit connectivity have long been hindered by a number of obstacles, including patchy coverage and consumer trust issues. Carlota Reyners Fontana explains what the EU Commission is doing to improve the blo...

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Germany only in the mid-range of digitalisation, EU index shows

By |junij 1st, 2018|Broadband, DESI Index, digital literacy, Digital Single Market, digitisation, Germany, News|

As the European Commission pushes forward with digitalisation policies, its DESI-index is meant to measure how digital individual member states already are. Germany, however, is only in the midfield. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Telecoms ministers snub Commission’s spectrum overhaul in 5G strategy

By |december 5th, 2017|Andrus Ansip, Broadband, Estonian Presidency, ETNO, fast internet, Mariya Gabriel, News, Radio spectrum, spectrum, Telecoms regulations, telecoms regulatory framework, Urve Palo|

Telecoms ministers from EU countries agreed on a plan to set up fast 5G internet networks by 2025, five years after the European Commission's original proposal, and snubbed a proposal to reform rules for selling off radio spectrum.

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German parties clash over creating digital ministry after election

By |september 7th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Brigitte Zypries, Broadband, digitalisation, German elections 2017, Germany, News|

German political parties disagree over whether there should be a new federal ministry overseeing all digital policies after the 24 September election.

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Rural areas have bad internet access in most member states

By |avgust 4th, 2017|Broadband, EIB, european investment bank, Juncker plan, News, rural development, Telecoms regulations, telecoms regulatory framework|

Many rural parts of the EU have poor or no broadband internet, even as lawmakers in Brussels discuss new rules to speed up connectivity.

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Hogan: Data ownership should not weaken farmers’ position

By |marec 21st, 2017|big data, Brexit, Broadband, CAP, common agricultural policy, data ownership, e-skills, food chain, News, Phil Hogan, rural development, smart farming|

Data ownership and access should be organised in such a way that farmers' competitiveness is improved, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

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