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Only Albania and Kosovo Have Slower Internet than Croatia

By 3 December 2016

Croats are surfing Internet at a slow speed and expensive cost: We are at the bottom in Europe for Internet speed but at the top for what we are paying for it.

In Croatia, Internet networks are old with slow investment made. The country has delayed measures to reduce the cost of setting up electronic communication networks of high speed, which has been requested by European legislation. This was a topic discussed in Croatian Parliament yesterday, reports N1.

 

By 2020, all citizens of the Union should be provided an Internet speed of at least 30MB per second, with 50% of households connected 3 times faster. These are the objectives of the Digital Agenda for Europe, which may seem like lightyears away for those of us in Croatia.

 

"Croatia currently has the slowest internet in the Union, and the third slowest Europe. Only Albania and Kosovo have slower internet than us," said Gordan Maras. Slovenia, for example, is 'surfing' twice as fast than Croatia.

 

While we can equally blame all governments for the lack of Internet progression, Parliament may have just supported a bill that could make a difference.

 

"By passing this new law we achieve the basic goal: to reduce costs and facilitate setting up networks with a large speed, which further encourages and accelerates the achievement of the objectives of the Digital Agenda in Europe,” said Minister Oleg Butković.

 

This new law would reduce both the unnecessary multiplication of construction work, and would benefit from existing infrastructure such as those for the transport of gas, electrical energy and water.

 

So what now? We must wait and see!

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