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PRESS RELEASE | 18 September 2020

State of the Union: Commission calls on Member States to boost fast network connectivity and develop joint approach to 5G rollout

The Commission has taken further steps in the Digital Decade agenda to strengthen Europe's digital sovereignty, as announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union address on 16 September. The Commission has published a Recommendation calling Member States to boost investment in very high-capacity broadband connectivity infrastructure, including 5G, which is the most fundamental block of the digital transformation and an essential pillar of the recovery.

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