A Fair Share proposal to ensure Europe can achieve its 2030 'Digital Decade' targets
Consumers, businesses, big and small, and telecom operators pay for mobile and fixed network upgrades in Europe. In the last 10 years, telecom operators invested €500 billion but this will not be enough to meet the EU's Digital Decade 2030 connectivity targets.
Today, a small number of very large digital platforms generate nearly half of all Internet data traffic in Europe (Sandvine - 2023 Global Internet Phenomena Report). They promise their customers high-definition experiences, in real-time and without lag, but do not contribute towards the costs of the network upgrades needed to deliver those experiences. This is unsustainable and needs to change.