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In January 2012, the penetration rate of fixed broadband is 27.2% of the population below the EU average of 27.7%. Estonia has 16.2% of fixed lines providing speeds of 10 Mbps and above and 8% of lines providing speeds between 30Mbps and below 100Mbps and 3.2% of fixed lines providing speeds equal or above 100 Mbps. Half of broadband lines in Estonia are in the range of 2Mbps and below 10Mbps (50.3%). Mobile broadband penetration is 42%. Penetration of dedicated data services cards, modems and keys only is already above the average at 10.7%. In 2011 73% of the population use the internet regularly. With regards to disadvantaged people, the rate was 57%. 20% of citizens have never used the internet. Take-up of eCommerce is low, with 21% of the population buying online. 11.1% of businesses and 10.6% of SMEs sold online.  More than half of the population uses eGovernment services (53%). Usage of eGovernment by businesses is well above the EU average at 91% with good progress from previous year ( 11%). In 2009, business expenditure on R&D (BERD) in the ICT sectors amounted to 35 mio €. The share of ICT in total BERD is the fourth highest in the EU, at around 40%.

Action 46: Member States to develop national broadband plans

Last update: 1 Aug 2014 - See details for action 46 in Estonia

Action 47: Member States to facilitate broadband investment

Last update: 1 Aug 2014 - See details for action 47 in Estonia

Action 48: Use structural funds to finance the roll-out of high-speed networks

Last update: 1 Aug 2014 - See details for action 48 in Estonia

Action 49: Member States to implement European Spectrum Policy Programme (ESPP)

Last update: 1 Aug 2014 - See details for action 49 in Estonia