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The European Commission looks set to meet its high-speed broadband targets and has claimed that its Digital Agenda is progressing "quite well".

Under the Digital Agenda, the EC is hoping to get all Europeans connected to basic broadband bundles by 2013 and ensure that everybody has access to at least 30Mb broadband by 2020.

The ambitious project is also expected to create a high-speed, fibre optic broadband network that will offer 50 per cent of people on the continent 100Mb download speeds.

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC's Digital Agenda initiative, said: "Broadband is Europe's digital oxygen, essential for our prosperity and well-being.

Mr Kroes claimed that while Europe has some of the highest broadband penetration rates in the world, many Europeans still do not have access to broadband connections.

The EU is set to create a Digital Agenda Scoreboard, so European nations can post and track their broadband successes in the coming years.

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