Monday, January 30, 2006

FTTH: support from EC?

CommsDesign reports Viviane Reding's speech to the FTTH Council in Vienna contained a hint at EC support for FTTH. Thus the EC would abandon its technology neutrality stance.

The advantages would be straightforward: support broadband, the Internet and the economy, just the way LLU did on the wings of European support during 2005.

The report cites cities (as most recently Vienna) to be the best place to be, as a consequence of munifiber. Reding did not say how this bias could be ended. But on the other hand, resistance from member countries trying to protect the PTT would not be tolerated.

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