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The GIA sets goals to facilitate infrastructure roll-out across the EU
In early February, the European parliament and Council reached a provisional political agreement on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA). The long-debated and anticipated legislation has an objective to introduce a set of actions to simplify and speed up the deployment of gigabit networks, such as fibre and 5G to reduce the administrative burden and the costs of deployment. This initiative is aimed at enabling the EU to achieve its connectivity targets, including ensuring 5G coverage in all populated areas by 2030.
The name might differ country-to-country, but the European Digital Decade is the common goal to provide access to fast, reliable and ubiquitous connectivity where it’s needed and when it’s needed by 2030.