Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] But we need to go further. Yesterday, at the ETNO-FT conference, I set out the measures we need to take to stimulate broadband investment. Over 9 billion euros from a new “Connecting Europe Facility”, as outlined by the Commission in June, could leverage over €100 billion of overall, mostly private, investment to support broadband deployment and pan-European digital public services. This is the first time such a measure is proposed and I invite you to pause for a moment and consider the importance of it, not only for the Digital Agenda but for Europe – and for getting Every European Digital. I will do all I can to ensure that this instrument is put to good use and I invite everybody else to do the same.