Balkans: slow Internet and unspent cohesion funds
The Balkan countries are struggling to keep up with the rest of Europe in terms of Internet connection speed. The only exception is Romania, which - not surprisingly - is the country in the area that is best able to spend cohesion funds on ICT
Gigabits for some, but not for others
The cost of a good internet connection varies widely within the European Union, with countries around the Adriatic paying the most. Meanwhile, Romania, with a world-class network and competitive prices, is a case apart.
Europe’s internet speeds are faster than ever, but not for everyone
Over the last year and a half internet speeds in Europe have increased by more than fifty percent. Unfortunately, the gap between urban and more rural areas, and between north European countries and those in the south-east, has also grown.
Where do we stand on the road to a European Gigabit Society?
The road towards universally accessible ultra-fast connectivity in Europe still seems long and bumpy.