With an increasing focus on the need for digital infrastructure investment to support economic growth plans and environmental improvements, concern has been raised about the integrity of information on broadband coverage published by the EU.
The linkages between the digital, environmental and economic deficits are becoming clearer – particularly following widespread readership of Marit Hendriks editorial on Sustainability.
The issue of data honesty is of course much wider than that of the digital network sector and it highlights an area where ‘open’ data is beginning to empower citizens and businesses to get at the truth behind impressive claims that simply don’t match up to everyday personal experience.
The broadband coverage issue was raised by INTUG (representing mainly business telecoms users) in a strongly-worded letter to EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes – herself a champion for greater digital infrastructure investment.
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