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;
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.