Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] A little over two years in, we will soon publish our review of the Digital Agenda for Europe. I am happy to report that, in that time, Europe has made great progress. For example, both regular internet use among disadvantaged groups and online purchases have gone up. By 2011, the great majority of EU homes, 95.7%, had standard, fixed-line broadband available; and even more had access to wireless broadband. While 50% of EU homes had access to high-speed, next generation coverage. Increasingly Europeans are seeing the advantages of faster connections, and taking up these subscriptions.