Reforming EU telecoms rules to create a digital union
The European telecom regulatory framework has promoted low levels of network investments making it challenging to meet the broadband targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The concept of the digital divide should be revisited to properly consider the real essential needs of European citizens and firms. Updating the telecom rules should be complemented with demand-side policies. This study, provided by the Policy Department A at the request of the ITRE committee, assesses different policy options to improve the situation.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union (European Parliament)
- Personal author(s): Gómez Barroso, José Luis; Rivera Pastor, Rafael; Villar García, Juan Pablo Themes: Information technology and telecommunications
- Subject: consumer protection , information technology , Internet , Internet access provider , investment , regulation of telecommunications , single market , telecommunications , telecommunications industry , transmission network