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FTTH Council Europe calls for end to 'fake fibre' ads

Monday 3 December 2018 | 14:41 CET | News
The FTTH Council Europe has published an open letter calling on EU Member States and telecom regulatory agencies to take action against misleading advertising of fibre-optic services. The industry body said operators are increasingly using "fibre" or "fibre speeds" in advertisements for copper-based broadband, when the advertised product is not genuinely based on a full fibre connection. The phenomenon risks undermining some of the key objectives of the new European Electronic Communications Code to incentivise very high capacity network investments and empower consumers in a transparent

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