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Part II of a study commissioned by the eco Association for the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, undertaken by the Borderstep Institute and supported by the Vodafone Institute. Including best practice examples from data centres in Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Germany to show which locations are already saving large amounts of energy today using the innovative technologies and applications available on the market.
For the first time in Germany, we have a coalition agreement which features a close link between the topics of digitalisation and sustainability, with this agreement presented by the SPD, Bündnis 90/The Greens and the FDP on Wednesday, 24 November 2021.
Current Infrastructure and Network Articles
In its most recent session, the German Bundesrat gave the green light for a nationwide minimum speed of 10 megabits per second. This corresponds to the requirements issued by the German Federal Network Agency for the so-called minimum Internet provision.
Dr. Béla Waldhauser, spokesperson for the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, is a new member of the Board of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, a European self-regulatory initiative under whose umbrella leading data centre operators and associations joined forces last year.
As another Covid year draws to a close, let’s take the opportunity to review the digital policy highlights of this year! To begin with the brightest news of the year: In these Covid times, digital infrastructures, digital technologies and digital applications have kept things up and running, thereby contributing to combatting the pandemic by switching physical contacts to the virtual.