Estonia on the Way to the Information Society
The eagerness with which the Estonians apply up-to-date IT solutions clearly points to a high level of e-readiness in our people as well as to the conviction that modern technology can contribute to the construction of better and more efficient society.
Nationwide communications infrastructure is developing fast in Estonia. Infrastructure, however, does not constitute an aim in itself an increase in productivity, which speeds up economic growth and, thus, improves the quality of life, greatly depends on the clever deployment of solutions, services and content based on the underlying infrastructure.
Internet and mobile use in Estonia is high, contributing to the attainment of critical mass of users that is vital for the development of e-services. E-services are provided both by the public and the private sector. An example of a particularly successful public eservice in Estonia is the option available to tax payers to submit income tax declarations electronically in 2008, 89% of Estonian taxpayers opted for the online pre-filled method over the paperbased one.