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Member States to facilitate broadband investment

Indicator Status Evidence
Have any measures to streamline planning or administrative procedures been introduced to improve broadband investment conditions? Yes All the measures are being defined by the Italian Digital Agenda Control Room which has elaborated the Digitalia Decree
Do you have an operational national mapping of retail broadband coverage at different speeds? Yes Set up of a national database of the connectivity service for each technology offering at least two mega
Have civil infrastructure initiatives been developed to entice new market entrants? Yes Italy has one of the most competitive markets in Europe, both for fix and mobile nets (see documentation). Moreover there has been the introduction of a code of electronic communication (DLGS 259/2003), and the reception of the Telecoms Reform Package (COM (2007) 697, COD/2007/0247) for underground infrastructures sharing.
Has the digital dividend spectrum (790 - 862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband and assigned to operators? Yes Competition held with a revenue of more than 4 billion, and winners will use the funding available and will have coverage obligations starting from next year in market failure areas

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