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UPC threatens legal action over fibre optic roll-out

Monday 22 May 2006 | 11:25 CET | News
UPC is threatening legal action against the council of Amsterdam. The cable company believes the council should not begin the roll-out of a fibre optic network until the European Commission has completed its investigation into the fibre plans of local authorities, such as Amsterdam. In October 2005, the European Commission said it would investigate the issue of local authorities who roll-out fibre optic networks, since this would constitute government support which is not allowed. UPC says that the council has begun excavation work and has sent a letter to the council asking for clarification

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: UPC
Countries: Netherlands
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