The European Commission has claimed that basic broadband coverage is now available to all households across the EU.
The Commission says the milestone has been reached because of the availability of satellite broadband in all 28 member states.
According to the union, 30m people across Europe do not have access to fixed or mobile broadband networks because they live in rural or isolated areas.
But it says these people can now get internet access via satellite in their respective countries.
European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, who is responsible for the digital agenda, welcomed news of the achievement, but said more work was needed to improve networks further.