At work, at home or on the move, Europeans expect an internet connection that is fast and reliable. Encouraging investments in very high-capacity networks is increasingly important for all sectors but in particular for education, healthcare, manufacturing or transport. All main socio-economic drivers will need access to extremely high – gigabit – connectivity at every corner of the EU. These objectives can only be achieved with massive investments, mainly from private sources, but also some support will be needed from public sources.