May 022014

Spain’s Lower House of Parliament gave its approval for the General Telecommunications Act earlier this week

Spanish government to ensure that the entire population has access to broadband speeds of 10Mbps within the next three years (i.e. by 2017). Looking further ahead, by 2020 all Spaniards are expected to have access to 30Mbps connectivity, while at that date at least half of the nation should be able to sign up for a service offering 100Mbps downlink rates. Alongside this, the state has also said it will collaborate with the country’s autonomous communities in order to ensure that all schools, universities, libraries and health centres have 30Mbps access by 2016, and 100Mbps by 2020.