Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] We propose to act in four main areas to make better networks easier to build: first, cutting duplicate work. Putting broadband networks in place needs physical infrastructure: like ducts, cabinets, or towers. But often it's already available - and you can re-use infrastructure owned by others. Why spend extra money and effort duplicating what's already there? So this regulation will ensure telecoms companies know what is already out there, and will open up access to it – with fair and reasonable prices and conditions.
Chris Conder
The UK has already done this, but read the small print. Yes we have reasonable prices for duct and pole share, but the 'excess construction charges' imposed by the incumbent means nobody can afford to use them. Europe can expose this practice.
Chris Conder, 01/04/2013 18:58