In terms of number of Internet users Bulgaria is ranked last but one, ahead of Romania and behind Greece. In terms of broadband Internet access Bulgaria is in the last place in the ranking.
The European Commission announced it will provide support to EU member states to expand the use of the Internet, and particularly the availability of broadband access.
There are proposals about how to enhance broadband Internet access in Bulgaria, said Martin Selmayr, spokesman for Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding. According to him, this can be done by a broader use of radio frequencies and by stronger competition in offering Internet access.
Bulgaria can also apply for funding from European structural funds for assisting Internet access, the spokesman said.