Broadband speeds in Europe have risen sharply in only a year, suggest official EC figures.
In July 2010, 29% of broadband lines in Europe ran at speeds of at least 10 Mbps, revealed Commission research.
By contrast in July 2009 only 15% of broadband lines were capable of hitting that speed.
Despite the higher rates, the Commission warned that a lot of work needed to be done to meet Europe-wide targets on access and speed.
“Fast broadband is digital oxygen, essential for Europe’s prosperity and well-being,” said Neelie Kroes, commissioner for the digital agenda.
“Take up and available speeds are improving,” she said, “but we need to do more to reach our very fast broadband targets.”
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