With communication COM(2010)245, The European Commission launched in March 2010 the strategy Europe 2020.
Among the various ideas that are shown here, we find:
"The Digital Agenda for Europe overall aim is to achieve sustainable economic and social benefits from a digital single market based on fast and ultra fast internet and interoperable applications. […]
This battle for growth and jobs requires ownership at top political level and mobilization of all stakeholders in Europe. […]
The TLC sector generates directly 5% of European GDP and represents a market value of 660 billion euro a year, but it contributes to overall productivity growth considerably more (the 20% It derives directly from the field of telecommunications and 30% by investments in TLC) […]
The strategy is designed to make sure that, by 2020, all Europeans have access to much higher internet speeds, greater than 30 Mbps, and that at least 50% of European households subscribing to internet connections above with 100 Mbps.”
The Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Slovenia and an area of Croatia, through the "Call for local project, regional and national leaders to take advantage of new EU broadband funding and support” e “Connected Communities”, They had submitted three independent projects between approximately one hundred and twenty initiatives for broadband coverage in different white areas d'Europe.
Following developments during the second half of 2014 and beginning 2015, the European Commission has skimmed the initiatives reducing those worthy of interest to only fourteen.
Same time, the Junker plane, drawn up by the new Commission took office in 2014, He created the Plan of European Funds for Strategic Investments (EFSI), stimulating private participation in the realization of investment and foresaw the financing concessions guaranteed by the so-called advanced financial instruments (quasi-equity capital in different forms, as project bonds, mezzanine or senior debt, etc.), as guaranteed by the European comission.
Following the directions of the Commission, with the aim to unite and enlarge the ideas proposed in the three individual requests into one big project, It was created the project that became known as "runes" (Rural Networks)