Wednesday, June 07, 2006

REGULATION://Munifiber in the Netherlands will not happen

The Dutch Christian Democrat Party (CDA) has switched position in the Dutch munifiber debate. It will now support a new bill (amendment to existing laws), explicitly banning municipalities from engaging in any way in munifiber projects.

Dutch parliament is set to vote early next week.

This is a serious set-back for projects like Citynet in Amsterdam, as well as for anyone hoping to have a superior network at relatively low cost. It looks like the cablecos performed some effective lobbying. KPN too will benefit.

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