By Claire Davenport and Leila Abboud – European regulators backed away from forcing big telecom operators to charge smaller rivals less for renting space on their networks, changing tack in their efforts to spur the buildout of fibre broadband.
Large European telecom companies on Thursday (July 12) welcomed the rethink while representatives of roughly 100 alternative Internet providers complained that the change meant customers would continue to be overcharged.
- Cardiff to get fibre broadband on demand…if there is any (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- Will EU force BT to light up dark fibre? (pcpro.co.uk)
- UK rural broadband network on hold as European commissioners dig in heels (guardian.co.uk)
- T.Italia open to broadband cooperation with CDP (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- 330Mbps: BT extends fibre from node to premise (delimiter.com.au)
- BDUK: Superfast Broadband Hits Super-Dense EU Buffers (techweekeurope.co.uk)
- EC vice-president Neelie Kroes presses for EU broadband policy adoption by 2012, Jennifer Scott, ComputerWeekly.com
- Kroes rules out price cuts for access to copper networks, Ian Wishart, EuropeanVoice.com
- Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Enhancing the broadband investment environment Statement at Midday Briefing Brussels, 12 July 2012, europa.eu