While basic broadband services are available to all households in the European Union, the much faster next generation access is only available to 40% of rural residents compared to 90% of urban ones. This slower broadband and low penetration in rural areas, outermost regions or sparsely populated areas present an obstacle to achieving the EU’s ambitious goals for 2020-2025 in terms of the Digital Single Market.
"High speed #broadband must reach all European citizens to eliminate #digital divide & give citizens equal opportunities while also developing the EU". Mart Vorklaev's push for boosting broadband in the EU was unanimously approved in @EU_CoR #CoRPlenary: https://t.co/rlo57q94jI. pic.twitter.com/j9oFJiLqj3— Renew Europe CoR (@RenewEuropeCoR) March 22, 2018