It may sound anecdotal, and in a certain way it is, but I find it interesting (and somewhat encouraging) that Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Agenda for Europe is tweeting. I have been critical of some of her declarations and positions in the past, but I do think her heart is in the right place.
Here is a tweet she sent this morning:
"in fact EU broadband penetration is best in world. bigger problem is speed. we need fibre!"
Her twitter handle is @NeelieKroesEU if you want to follow her!