Europe’s and MEP Alin
MITUȚA’s (REPER, Romania) leadership, an agreement on the
Gigabit Infrastructure Act was reached on Monday night between the Parliament
and Council. This new piece of legislation is responding to citizens and
businesses’ urgent and rising need for more bandwidth and very high capacity
networks across the Union.
A top priority
and success in the negotiations for Renew Europe is the abolishment of any
extra fees on intra-EU calls as of 2029.
MEP Alin MITUȚA says:
welcome that this regulation puts an end to communication borders within the
EU. I have fought hard to ensure that calls from and to anyone anywhere in
Europe as from 2029 will be seamlessly aligned with your domestic fees. This is
where EU delivers directly to its citizens and businesses. Until 2029,
the current caps will continue to apply."
also pleased that we have a found common EU approach to provide high-speed
internet access to every EU citizen, bridging the connectivity gap between
rural and remote areas and their urban counterparts, as well as ensuring a
better coverage of transport corridors. This landmark deal will push us forward
in the digital race."
The new EU rules
will further on make the deployment of high-speed internet infrastructure
faster, cheaper, and easier. Renew Europe has successfully pushed for these
rules to ensure that everyone, especially people in rural and remote areas, can
benefit from better and faster internet access. We also succeeded in making it
mandatory for all new buildings and buildings undergoing major renovations to
install fibre. At the same time, we have put an end to endless digging on
streets, as civil works will need to be coordinated between different types of
interventions, for example, fibre installations, water providers, and telecoms,
thus decreasing the inconvenience of construction work in public areas.
Finally, new EU-wide rules limit operators' paperwork processing times to a
maximum of four months, making it quicker and cheaper for them to deploy