|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||Broadband development forms a part of the Estonian Information Society Strategy (2007-2013). The first version of the strategy (from 2006) set ensuring the availability of high-quality broadband internet throughout Estonia as one of its targets (http://www.riso.ee/en/system/files/Estonian%20Information%20Society%20Strategy%202013.pdf). No measurable targets, however, were added back then. In 2009, a special chapter with measurable targets on high speed broadband internet was added to the strategy. More precisely, two additional objectives were added to the Strategy: 1. All households, businesses and institutions have the possibility to use Internet connection with speeds up to 100 Mbps. 2. To cover rural Estonia with a network of fibre-optic cables, so that 98% of all the residential buildings, companies and agencies are located maximum 1.5 kilometres from the network. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has started the development of a new information society strategy, which will bring our current broadband targets into full harmony with those set out in the DAE. Vision: http://www.elasa.ee/public/files/Estonian%20Broadband%20Vision.pdf Strategy: http://www.riso.ee/et/files/IY_arengukava_2013_terviktekst_2009.pdf|
|Does the Plan meet the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe target for 100% broadband coverage by 2013?||Yes||The Estonian Information Society Strategy sets out an objective (to be achieved by 2013) to ensure the availability of high-quality internet service throughout Estonia. As basic broadband is available throughout the country today, no specific measures for basic broadband availability are planned any more.|
|Does the Plan meet the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe target for 100% coverage over 30Mbps by 2020?||Yes||The Plan sets the target of reaching 100% coverage of at least 100Mbit/s.|
|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?||No||The broadband targets will be harmonized with those of the DAE in the new information society strategy.|
|Have supportive measures been introduced to support the achievement of National Broadband Plan targets?||Yes||1)The Rural Development Plan 2007-2013, 2)The Implementation Plan for Developing the Living Environment 3)The Implementation Plan for Developing the Economic Environment.|
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