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Member States to develop national broadband plans

Indicator Status Evidence
Do you have a National Broadband Plan which specifies a set of measurable broadband targets or will you have such a plan in place before 31st December 2012? Yes We have adopted the broadband targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe (By 2013, all households will have access to the Internet with at least 2Mbps, by 2020 all households and businesses will have access to the Internet with at least 30 Mbps and by 2020 50% or more of the households and businesses will have access to the Internet with at least 100 Mbps ) with the addition that by 2013, 70% of businesses will have access to the Internet with at least 20Mbps
Does the Plan meet the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe target for 100% broadband coverage by 2013? Yes We have arleady achieved the first target of 100% broadband coverage with at least 2Mbps, by the end of 2011.
Does the Plan meet the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe target for 100% coverage over 30Mbps by 2020? Yes Cyprus has adopted a market-based national broadband approach to achieve the broadband tragets of 2020. We will encourage market forces to invest in broadband infrastructure by providing the right incentives. These are: regulatory certainty, respect of technology neutrality, promotion of the cooperation between the providers of electronic communications services, stimulation of demand and close monitoring of the progress. Public investments can be used only in areas where there is a market failure and they should be carefully targeted, so that they are not deterrent to private investments.
Does the Plan meet the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe target for 50% of households to have subscriptions over 100 Mbps by 2020? Yes Cyprus has adopted a market-based national broadband approach to achieve the broadband tragets of 2020. We will encourage market forces to invest in broadband infrastructure by providing the right incentives. These are: regulatory certainty, respect of technology neutrality, promotion of the cooperation between the providers of electronic communications services, stimulation of demand and close monitoring of the progress. Public investments can be used only in areas where there is a market failure and they should be carefully targeted, so that they are not deterrent to private investments.
Have supportive measures been introduced to support the achievement of National Broadband Plan targets? Yes There are regulatory obligations in place governing LLU and Bitstream Access. Additionally there are currently legal instruments that govern Co-location (duct), Rights of Way, and the consultation with public authorities operators whenever civil works are scheduled so that installation of passive electronic communications infrastructure can take advantage of the excavations. OCECPR is in the process of consultation with the Ministry of Interior, Local Authorities and the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber in order to amend the relevant legislation to include provisions for access to premisses in-building wiring. Furthermore an observatory for the electronic communications sector has been set-up with a view to assist the market stakeholders in evaluating the impact of current and future investments in the sector.

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