Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

Access & connectivity

Every home, every business should have fast, reliable broadband services. This would help us all be better connected, while boosting productivity and performance for every business.

The Internet does not stop at the border. We want to feel comfortable going online and communicating from another Member State. We need a free and open Internet; and we should  maximise our wireless capacity across the EU. We should benefit from the best content, deals and services, wherever we are in the EU; and businesses should be able to market and share their bright ideas across the EU.

Topics related to this chapter:

  • Broadband Europe - tomorrow's digital services, from streaming TV to cloud computing to e-Health, rely on fast, effective broadband connections.
  • Telecoms - we want a sound framework for telecommunications, promoting investment in broadband networks, supporting wireless technologies, without high roaming charges, boosting competition and consumer rights.
  • Wireless Europe - radio spectrum policy helps to make the most of our airwaves.
  • Roaming - EU rules keep down the cost of using your mobile phone and smart device when roaming.
  • Open internet means Internet users can access the content, applications and services of their choice; it promotes competition among network, services and content providers.
  • Global internet and telecommunications - together with other global players, the Commission works to shape the developments of the internet and the telecommunications world.
Last updated on 20/09/2016 - 16:41


Roberto Viola's picture
Roberto VIOLA
As EU citizens are viewing audio-visual content not only on TV sets, but also on tablets and smartphones, our traditional distribution systems need to rise to the challenge of delivering an ever increasing choice and quality with limited spectrum resources.
Vanessa Vovor's picture
Vanessa VOVOR
It's high time to improve the quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities! The Able-to-Include project does just that, through technology and innovation.
Roberto Viola's picture
Roberto VIOLA
Communications networks will play an even more important role in our economies as the number of objects connected to the internet increases. Here some rather technical thoughts that came to my mind when reflecting about numbering and addressing issues.
Eddy Hartog's picture
The cooperation between member states is good. The meeting confirms ITU's willingness to work on issues of Internet governance within its remit and within the existing ecosystem.
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