Vision for broadband

100 megabits for all.

Vision 2015: 100 megabits for all

The Danish Energy Association wants a focused, ambitious and visionary strategy for high-speed broadband in Denmark.

The EU estimates that by the year 2015 is a net gain of between 1-2 million new jobs is likely to be created as a result of broadband. In the same period a broadband-related growth of up to 6,000 billion Danish kroner can be expected at the European level.

The Danish Energy Association wants a focused, ambitious and visionary strategy for high-speed broadband in Denmark. Therefore, the Danish Energy Association have developed a broadband vision which consists of an overall goal: 100 megabits for all year 2015.

The Danish Energy Association sees three areas:

Denmark as a front-runner in digital communications

Effective and equal competition on broadband

Elimination of the digital divide between rural and urban areas

To each area is assigned a number of concrete initiatives all of which should help to promote the dissemination of high-speed broadband in Denmark and help secure Denmark its share of the positive economic gains that comes with deployment and use of high-speed broadband.

Broadband brings growth and new jobs

A calculation published by the European Commission show that broadband is important for the economy. The EU estimates that by the year 2015 is a net gain of between 1-2 million new jobs is likely to be created as a result of broadband. In the same period a broadband-related growth of up to 6,000 billion Danish kroner can be expected at the European level.

A new Danish strategy for broadband

The Danish Energy Associations vision is proposed for the period 2009-2015 and is thought to replace the old broadband strategy from 2001.

The aim is to promote the deployment of high-speed broadband in Denmark where the government takes the lead as customer and consumer of digital solutions that uses high-speed connections.  In addition the operator’s incentive to invest should be promoted.

With the vision The Danish Energy Association wants to encourage a Danish world-class infra-structure that will:

Contribute positively to growth and employment and underpin innovation and entrepreneurship

make both the private and public sectors more efficient

have an active role in bringing down CO2 emissions

and give the general public, businesses and the public sector new digital opportunities for communication