The airwaves, long seen as the domain of national governments, will be reclassified as part of the Universal Service Obligation in 2020.
The change, announced by the European Commission in July, comes as a result of an ambitious and ambitious plan to increase broadband connectivity around the world.
In its first update since the proposal was put forward, the Commission said the airwaves would be treated as a single service for the first time in 2020 with the creation of a Universal Service Provider (USP).
The service provider would be given the authority to offer broadband internet service to individuals and businesses, to provide fixed wireless services, and to provide the internet to rural and remote areas.
The USP, as the new service provider, would also be responsible for providing internet access to remote areas, as well as providing a broadband internet gateway to rural communities.
But the Commission also said the new provider would have to maintain its existing infrastructure.
The announcement came after the Commission set a deadline for all states and territories to adopt a digital economy policy and put in place a framework for the internet in all 50 EU countries by 2025.
It said the USP will provide broadband access to at least 50% of the population in all EU countries and will have the capacity to provide services to the population at larger geographical locations.
“The new USP has been established to facilitate broadband access, including for the underserved and to serve the population living in remote and rural areas,” the Commission stated.
“A number of countries have already established USPs in rural areas, which are still not sufficient to meet the needs of rural residents.
In these remote areas of the EU, there are no viable broadband providers or infrastructure to meet this requirement.”
In its announcement, the EU Commission said it was not ready to discuss the scope of the USPs mandate, which will be defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and will need to be reviewed after 2020.
However, the European Parliament and the European Council, the executive bodies of the 27 EU member states, have agreed to a new policy document for the USPS, which the Commission called “the definitive roadmap for a digital future”.
The new document will be published on Monday.
“As soon as 2020 comes, there will be a new digital economy, one where people have access to broadband, the internet, and all the services they need,” it said.
“This is what will be needed by 2020 to realise the digital future we need.”
The Commission has also set a target to reach 90% of its population by 2020, and this will be achieved through the establishment of an Internet Access Fund, which would fund a number of initiatives including a universal service provider to offer internet access, as a universal income payment to citizens, and a free high-speed internet network in low- and medium-income countries.
The new Universal Service Providers, which were set up by the EU to offer the internet services to remote and remote populations, will need at least 5% of their revenue from the EU budget.
“We will ensure that every EU country and every country of the European Union has at least one USP that will serve at least 25% of residents and at least 30% of non-residents,” the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Margrethe Vestager, said in a statement.
“We want to support these efforts by ensuring that the costs of providing the service are borne by all EU citizens and that all EU residents are served by the same USP.”
The USPS has been set up under a number and levels of funding to tackle the challenges posed by a lack of broadband access in rural and rural communities and the lack of infrastructure for this purpose.
“A digital economy is an interconnected, digital world where all citizens have access and the internet is a key element for this.
This is why the EU has been working closely with its USP partners, and with governments, businesses and civil society, to support them in the fight against digital poverty and the transition to a more digital society,” said Vestager.
The Commission also called on member states to establish a digital infrastructure to enable the establishment and maintenance of broadband networks in remote areas and for the development of a public broadband internet access network in rural or remote areas in the EU.
The Commission said that it also called for Member States to work with local authorities and public and private providers to ensure that rural and small-scale internet access is available in remote regions.
EU citizens can apply for a USP under the Universal Postal Service Programme (UPPS) programme.
The UPPS is a national initiative that has provided free postal services in a number or areas in rural Europe since 2006.