Comment Neelie (Kroes)
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[...] Many Member States have already recognised the facility's enormous potential to stimulate growth, transform the economy, and prepare our society for a digital, innovative future. Our global competitors are moving quickly in this direction, and we must respond and keep the lead. So I hope our proposal will receive a very broad support. If we cannot do this, we will pay the price of a broadband roll-out which is slower and more expensive. And we will suffer fragmented public services, making access harder for all Europeans, including our increasingly international small businesses.