One year after launching its Digital Agenda (DA) calling for basic broadband coverage for 100% of Europe’s population by 2013, the European Commission (EC) this week released its DA “scorecard,” citing good progress on the EC’s Internet uptake goals, but pointing to mixed results in the deployment of basic and super-fast broadband networks. The DA commits the EC and European Union member states to 101 specific actions over a ten-year period that, together, are aimed at boosting usage of and investment in digital technologies. In addition to its goal of full basic broadband coverage, the DA targets “regular” Internet usage by at least 75% of Europe’s population by 2015 and access to “ultra fast” broadband networks by 100% of Europe’s population by 2020. The scorecard reports good progress on the DA’s goal of Internet uptake, with 65% of the population now reporting regular Internet use. Reporting “mixed” progress in the areas of broadband availability and uptake, the scorecard notes that basic broadband is “increasingly available even in remote areas,” but adds that “very high-speed broadband is currently concentrated only in a few (mostly urban) areas.” Insufficient progress, meanwhile, was reported with respect to wireless roaming rates, which remain three times as expensive as domestic calls. While urging EU member states “to do more,” DA Commissioner Neelie Kroes suggested that greater investment in satellite and wireless broadband technologies may be needed to meet the DA’s broadband goals, as she observed: “we are going to have to get creative about the technology solutions we use.”