Gigabit Infrastructure Act: Towards Europe’s transformation of the connectivity sector
In the digital era we live in, connectivity plays a crucial role in the socio-economic development of any region, since it is crucial to enable smarter, easier and more innovative solutions for citizens, businesses and governments. Europe faces thus a global challenge: ensuring reliable, fast, and scalable connectivity to support its digitalization efforts and preserve its competitiveness on the international stage. The need for future-proof connectivity networks capable of meeting the growing technological and digital demands has, in fact, become an absolute priority for European leaders and all those who aspire to a continent at the forefront of innovation and digital transformation. High-speed connectivity and ubiquitous access to broadband have become fundamental requirements for economic competitiveness and social participation, and businesses, government entities, research institutions, and individuals increasingly rely on digital networks to carry out their daily activities, communicate, acquire knowledge, and innovate. To achieve this ambitious goal it is crucial to invest in future-proof connectivity networks, which will not only provide a solid foundation for the development of advanced digital services and applications but also facilitate the creation of a secure, inclusive, and sustainable digital ecosystem that will foster economic growth, employment, and social inclusion.