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Comment Neelie
[...] 2) Stable copper prices: no price cuts on average to what incumbent network operators can charge to competitors buying wholesale access to their copper networks. The evidence shows that lowering copper prices (from current average of €9 per month) will not induce greater investment in very fast broadband. But we do need to aim at more consistency in the approach to price regulation across Member States. There are some justifiable differences due to local conditions, but current outcomes vary too much.