Net Neutrality consultation: consensus on importance of preserving open internet

As part of the 2009 EU telecoms reform package, the Commission committed itself to scrutinise closely the open and neutral nature of the internet and to report on the state of play to the European Parliament and the EU’s Council of Ministers. To this end the Commission on 30 June 2010 launched a public consultation on the open internet and net neutrality. Read more “Net Neutrality consultation: consensus on importance of preserving open internet”

Eurobarometer: an increasing number of Europeans using digital technologies

Europeans are becoming increasingly “digital” according to a European Commission Eurobarometer survey which questioned 27,000 households throughout the EU on their use of internet, telephones and TV. The survey showed that more Europeans are subscribing to broadband internet, however, internet users surveyed have expressed concerns about cost, quality of service and security, as well as online freedom. Read more “Eurobarometer: an increasing number of Europeans using digital technologies”

European Commission outlines measures to deliver fast and ultra-fast broadband in Europe

Currently Europe as a region has the highest average levels of broadband take-up worldwide (24.8%) but its networks need to be further developed and upgraded. Today only 1% of Europeans have a high-speed fibre internet connection directly to their homes, compared to 12% of Japanese and 15% of South Koreans. The European Commission thus adopted three complementary measures to facilitate the roll out and take up of fast and ultra-fast broadband in the European Union. Read more “European Commission outlines measures to deliver fast and ultra-fast broadband in Europe”