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ECTA urges EU's Kroes to end excessive copper pricing

Thursday 1 December 2011 | 11:35 CET | News
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) has called on European Commissioner Neelie Kroes to put an end to excessive charges for historic telephone networks, which they said amounts to a subsidy for dominant firms. In a meeting with the commission's Vice President for the Digital Agenda, CEOs emphasised that there was no justification for paying more than the real cost of copper networks, when incumbents are failing to invest in new high speed infrastructure. ECTA chairman Tom Ruhan said despite the extra profits made from excessive copper pricing by incumbent operators,

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