Modem makers back Dutch proposal to give consumer choice of equipment

Tuesday 13 March 2018 | 15:23 CET | News
Makers of modems and routers have expressed their support for a Dutch government proposal to allow broadband customers to choose their own device, and not rely on the default option provided by ISPs. The German industry group Verbund der Telekommunikations-Endgeraetehersteller (VTKE) called on the government to implement the change quickly, while Lancom Systems said it was ready to develop devices for the Dutch market.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: AVM / Lancom Systems
Countries: Netherlands
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