The European Commission vice president for the Digital Agenda is to urge telecoms ministers to agree on the opening up of radio spectrum for wireless broadband to help all citizens across the region access basic broadband by 2013.
Neelie Kroes wants the European Parliament to agree to its proposal that nations should have completed the process of giving licences to operators to use harmonised spectrum bands in the 800MHz range for wireless broadband access by the end of 2012.
This will mean that all nations should have opened the spectrum, which is becoming available from the digital switchover, by 1 January 2013 for operators to run high-speed 4G services.
The EC will also shortly present its proposals on how to reduce the cost of roaming across the European Union to as close to zero as is possible by creating a single market for mobile coverage access.
Additionally, Kroes will present the EC's Open Internet and Net Neutrality in Europe communication, which details the minimum service quality levels citizens are entitled to from broadband providers.
The EC has also asked the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications to examine what must be done to ensure an open and neutral internet, and will publish its findings at the end of the year.
Finally, Kroes will call for a stronger commitment from member states to strengthen national cyber security capabilities, warning that nations need to take further action to avoid growing threats.
Companies from the satellite industry lobbied the EC on Tuesday to widen the scope of the technology, which they consider suitable for getting the entire region online.
Dr Kuan Hon criticises GDPR consent emails that will only eviscerate marketing databases and 'media misinformation'
Apple squashes Steam Link app on 'business conflicts' grounds
Philip Hammond wants to forget rules that the UK agreed with the EU to ban non-European companies from the satellites
Instapaper to 'go dark' in Europe until it can work out GDPR compliance