Support Plan for Fast, Efficient Internet Access Throughout the European Union

Target: European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes

Goal: Praise Kroes for her new plan to increase nation-wide broadband limits in the European Union

Earlier this week, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes introduced a proposal that, if passed, would increase broadband limits for all of the European Union’s states to a minimum of 30mbs (megabytes per second). The targeted goal for the proposal is installing the 30mbs minimum in all European states by the year 2020. As of now, the only real obstacle in Kroes’s way is a lack of funding. However, despite major budget cuts to the broadband deployment section of the EU budget, Kroes is still confident that her proposal can meet its 2020 deadline.

A major part of Kroes’s plan includes using existing infrastructure to help cover the costs of increasing nation-wide broadband minimums in Europe: “Why spend extra money and effort duplicating what’s already there? This regulation will ensure telecoms companies know what is already out there and will open up access to it—with fair and reasonable prices and conditions.”

A second major part of her proposal calls for increased synergy between broadband operators and regulations that would require mandatory high speed broadband in newly constructed commercial buildings and facilities. Kroes believes that both of these conditions would help to eliminate a lot of the “red tape” that impedes progress towards more widely spread broadband access.

While Kroes’s proposal is still only in its draft stage, now is the perfect time to start showing your support by signing this petition letter praising Kroes and her efforts.


Dear European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes,

Thank you so much for introducing your proposal to the European Digital Agenda calling for increased broadband minimums for all of the European Union’s states. It’s never easy pushing for nationwide changes but it’s heartening to see you fighting so hard for the good of so many despite all of the challenges.

Ready access to high speed broadband is a resource that should be readily available to all, no matter where they live and I’m glad to see there’s at least one person willing to fight so hard to make that dream a reality. By signing this petition letter, I am personally thanking you for your efforts and encouraging you to keep fighting for nation-wide access to high speed broadband.


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