The coalition agreement and the digitalisation strategy adopted by the German federal government a year ago not only promised nationwide broadband coverage via the 5G mobile network and fibre optic lines. Improved technology in schools, electronic patient files, completely digitalised administrative processes and much more were also promised. However, implementation continues to lag behind.
Against this backdrop, eco and other associations from the digital industry have written a letter of appeal, including a list of demands, in which they call on the German federal government to “decisively drive forward digitalisation” in Germany. Germany needs “clear responsibilities in digital policy, the expansion of a dedicated infrastructure for the development of key technologies and the implementation of the goals agreed in the coalition agreement such as the digital budget”.
In addition to eco – Association of the Internet Industry and the German AI Association, the authors include the German Association of SMEs (BVMW e.V.), the German Association of IT SMEs (BITMi), the German Digital Economy Association (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V.) and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).
Download the Letter of Appeal (in German)