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European Rules Aim to Accelerate EU’s Broadband Take Rate

Broadband's Impact, Wireless December 21st, 2009

December 21, 2009 – Long-awaited European Union telecommunications rules are set to take effect this week, the EU Commission said Monday. The rules, which must be adopted by EU member states by June 2011, will establish a new national governing authority for the field of telecommunications.

Report: Internet Broadband Use Grows In European Union

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact November 18th, 2009

Access to high speed Internet in the European Union is growing with 80 percent of broadband lines now having download speeds of 2 megabits per second or greater, according to a report published Wednesday by the European Commission.

European Union Takes Its Own Open Internet Stance

Net Neutrality November 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – While the U.S. takes steps to make so-called Network Neutrality principles mandatory under official rules, the European Union moved forward this week with its own set of internet access requirements. Under the proposed EU rules, ‚Äúnational telecoms authorities will have the powers to set minimum quality levels for network transmission services” so as to promote Net neutrality or “net freedoms” for European citizens.

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