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Jaký internet pro Evropu?

BRUSEL – Když 6. května Evropská komise oznámí svou novou digitální strategii, bude čelit rozhodující volbě mezi dvěma velmi rozdílnými přístupy k internetu. Zvolí výhledovou a tržně orientovanou cestu?  Nebo zvolí zpátečnický, obranný a izolovaný úkryt?

Nejprve ty dobré zprávy: takto ostře sledované oznámení ukazuje, že si lídři kontinentu uvědomují, že internet již nemůže být nadále odsunován mimo dění evropské politiky. Je to centrální element ekonomické výkonnosti a modernizace evropské industriální základny.

V průběhu posledních pěti let, zatímco se Evropa potýkala s makroekonomickými obtížemi, se USA a Asie hnaly kupředu, aby získaly digitální výhodu. Podle poslední studie od Plum Consulting přispěly v US informační a komunikační technologie (ICT) během této periody k roční produktivitě téměř 1,6 procenty, což je dvojnásobek oproti Evropě. To by asi ani nemělo být překvapením, vzhledem k tomu, že investice do ICT dosahují v US téměř 5%, oproti 2% v Evropě.

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