June 27, 2001
EU mandates Internet in every home
Author: JT Smith
Reuters (via Interactive Week) reports that the European Union's telecom ministers are backing a proposal to bring the Internet into every citizen's home. Service providers would be required to ensure "functional" Internet access, even in very remote areas. EU member states will be left to decide for themselves how to compensate providers for building and maintaining the infrastructure that would be required for such universal service.