A recent evaluation of the download speed broadband subscriptions was made by the Greek Member of European Union Georgios Papanikolaou, and the Dutch Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
This is based on parliamentary control, which is showing that Greek broadband subscriptions are at 48.6% of the advertised speed.
The Vice President of European Commission Kroes, referred that this figure is less the EU average which stands at 60.3%.
When answering the question of Papanicolaou concerning the adequacy of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services. She stated that Member States have to ensure that contracts between consumers and providers of electronic communications are identifying the service quality levels with a clear, understandable and easily accessible way.
At the same time, she welcomed the fact that some Member States, including Greece, have allowed users to test the speed of data transmission of their broadband connection.
Papanikolaou declared that Greece is one of the few EU members that have developed an online tool for the quality of electronic communications services.
He added that the Greek citizens also have the ability to check their Internet speed, which is corresponding to those of committed providers. In this way, the advertised speeds can be avoided in case they are not up to par.