Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Telecoms services improving, but regulatory divergences should be addressed to support further innovation

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High speed internet is a lifeline for economic recovery which provides new opportunities to enjoy and create web content, to innovate or to buy, sell and carry out business online The telecoms sector has a key role to play in the race towards a digital EU society, where growth and jobs can be delivered by better and faster on-line activities. The report on the progress of the sector released today as part of the Digital Agenda Scoreboard shows how citizens are enjoying greater choice of services and better prices, as a result of competitive developments. It also shows that operators are faced with new realities as users' appetite for data, in particular mobile data, keeps growing. The report also identifies a number of areas where more co-ordinated implementation of the telecoms rules is required to support the roll-out of high speed internet.
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