Investments recognized for driving uptake of high speed broadband, Digital Agenda Commissioner Echoes Calls for Cable to be “allowed to consolidate”
Delivering a keynote closing speech at Cable Congress 2012 on International Women’s Day, Commissioner Neelie Kroes said cable’s efforts have “stimulated a vibrant content market and a virtuous circle of supply and demand that will take us to 2020.”
Nine out of ten of the 100 million households passed by cable today has access to 100 mbps service. This represents half of Commissioner Kroes’ ambitious Digital Agenda goals reached today by challenger service providers from the European cable sector.
Speaking about cable operator’ impact in helping Europe meet its 2020 Digital Agenda goals, Commissioner Kroes added, “This is one area where the cable industry should be proud. You have already shown your versatility. Upgrading cable networks has already hugely boosted broadband speeds for relatively little cost. And it is has got more and more people online with faster and faster access.”