Gelderland households face potential fines after duplicate fibre projects

Wednesday 11 September 2019 | 16:31 CET | News

Hundreds of households in the West Maas and Waal region of the Netherlands may get hit by cancellation fines of up to EUR 1,000 per fibre connection. In the region, both Glasvezel Buitenaf and Digitale Stad started sign-up procedures. They both then decided, based on the number of registrations, to deploy fibre networks. This means duplicate fibre networks will be rolled out in the West Maas and Waal regions. It was already known in June that the two parties would duplicate each other.

Households that have signed up with both parties will be required to purchase fibre from both. Those who cancel their registration could be liable to a cancellation penalty. The fines would depend on the provider and the situation, and vary from EUR 153.12 to EUR 1,000. Regional newspaper De Gelderlander said that at least 266 households in West Maas and Waal registered with both parties. The paper made the calculations based on figures from Digital City.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Glasvezel Buitenaf
Countries: Netherlands
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