State of the Union 2016: Commission paves the way for more and better internet connectivity for all citizens and businesses

Questions and answers

Delivering on its Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission today adopted a set of initiatives and legislative proposals to place the EU at the forefront of internet connectivity, a pre-condition for the Digital Single Market to thrive.

As part of today’s connectivity package, the Commission proposed:

–       a set of new, non-binding connectivity targets for a competitive Digital Single Market by 2025;

–       a new European Electronic Communications Code which merges four existing telecoms Directives (Framework, Authorisation, Access and Universal Service Directive);

–       an updated Regulation on the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC);

–       a Regulation to support local communities in providing free public Wi-Fi to their citizens;

–       an Action Plan to deploy 5G in the EU.

Access the full Q&A on better internet connectivity here