Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Likewise, we've had a few cases on next generation access networks. That's understandable, given the political importance of getting this right. There, too, we are able to match and target use of our powers to our overall objectives. To be frank – the conversation between the Commission and NRAs on how best to achieve NGA roll-out AND effective competition is a lot more complex than as regards termination rates. So we have focused on cases where we had serious concerns about obstacles to a competitive internal market extending to superfast broadband. In particular, where wholesale pricing freedom was proposed without adequate safeguards, or where we did not agree about the absence of market power (which of course implies an abstention from most regulatory remedies).