up
10 users have voted.
Interesting

3 Comments

karlove's picture

Hi Veni,

Hi Veni,

Fancy meeting you for the first time after high-school on DG CONNECT's online community page! Of course, it had to be online...

Thank you for your detailed description of how Internet access evolved in Bulgaria. I found it a fascinating read & definitely a success story. I hope you'll get involved further in this online discussion on the issues around Internet governance: its leading principles, multi-stakeholdersim; its architecture & the legal questions that affect it.

Great to know this is on your radar-screen.

 

up
0 users have voted.
Interesting
nmarkven's picture

I thought it was you;-)

I thought it was you;-)
We need to make sure Commissioner Kroes hears more about this and other success stories. When she was in Sofia last year, a colleague of mine, Dimitar Ganchev wrote an article for the 24 hours daily, which was used by the Bulgarian Ministry of ICT, to prove its case. The article is titled "Bulgarians may grow potatoes, but have the fastest Internet" (http://www.24chasa.bg/Article.asp?ArticleId=1552406), and Mrs. Kroes admitted our data (well, HER data) was correct.

up
17 users have voted.
Interesting
karlove's picture

Hi Veni,

Hi Veni,

Indeed. All too often the discussion focuses on comparisons between the EU versus the US & Japan. Perhaps it would be more fruitful to promote the champions of the EU & draw from their experience. In any case, we shall be feeding the threads of this discussion straight to VP Kroes so your point will be made.

up
0 users have voted.
Interesting