Universal access to “fast and ultra-fast” broadband to support the European Commission’s Digital Agenda is the new long range (up to 2020) EU policy intended to establish seamless European markets in digital products, services and applications. It is claimed this will make Europe a world leader in the highly competitive global information age economy. Grand goals have been announced by the EC, with the Member States requested to develop national broadband plans that meet the coverage, speed and take-up targets defined in the Digital Agenda for Europe (EC, 2010).
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William H Melody, Guest Professor, Center for Media and IT (CMI), Aalborg University, Copenhagen
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