From landlines to mobiles to broadband, telecommunications networks and services are the backbone of our information society. The EU's policy framework improves competition, drives innovation, and boosts consumer rights within the European single market.
In recent decades, EU action for telecommunications has led to greater consumer choice, falling call costs, and higher standards of service, through:
A sound regulatory framework for electronic communications, promoting competition and consumer rights;
Promoting investment in broadband networks supporting high-speed Internet;
Following the landmark political agreement reached on 30th June to end roaming surcharges and guarantee an open internet in the Digital Single Market (DSM), the European Commission is now launching a comprehensive 360° review of the EU telecoms rules. And we will need your input.
Deployment of broadband gets cheaper and it can now connect even the most remote villages! This doesn't only mean that the high-speed Internet will be accessible by more people. It's also about boosting our economy and getting Europe more digital.