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Parliamentary questions
30 August 2013
E-009768-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Marc Tarabella (S&D)

 Subject:  Making WiFi more readily available
 Answer(s) 

According to a Commission study, 71% of all wireless internet traffic on tablets and smartphones was over WiFi in 2012. The study predicts that this figure will increase to 78% by 2016.

WiFi is therefore used far more than mobile phone networks for accessing the net when on the move. The reasons for this include the fact that it is cheaper to use WiFi than a mobile telephone connection, particularly when abroad, and the fact that most homes and businesses have a WiFi network.

However, WiFi connections are not always readily available or cheap.

How does the Commission intend to go about changing this?

Original language of question: FROJ C 179, 12/06/2014
Last updated: 24 September 2013Legal notice