EC to pay €60k to track Digital Agenda targets
The European Commission’s Information Society directorate will invite five companies to bid for a €60,000 contract to to measure progress on the broadband coverage objectives of the Digital Agenda, and to report it as part of the the Digital Agenda Scoreboard in May 2012.
The targets are basic broadband access for all by 2013, and high speed broadband access with at least 30Mbps download speed for all by 2020, with 50% using 100Mbps connections.
The winner will measure household coverage of different fixed and wireless broadband technologies with a special focus on next generation access technologies, the commission said.
We are waiting for DG InfoSoc to tell us who the lucky five are and will update as soon as we know.