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Incumbents come out against Kroes' fibre plans

Tuesday 4 October 2011 | 09:33 CET | News
Top executives at European incumbent operators have come out against EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes's proposals for regulating broadband networks. Kroes unveiled the plans at a conference in Brussels sponsored by the incumbents' lobby group ETNO and the Financial Times. She opened a consultation that proposes amongst other things to lower wholesale access prices on copper networks in order to stimulate the move to fibre. But the industry said new regulations in this direction would actually make them less likely to invest the estimated EUR 270 billion Kroes thinks is required to roll out fibre

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: ETNO / European Commission / Google / Telecom Italia / Telefonica- Movistar / Vivendi / YouTube
Countries: Europe
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