Camp would cost of building high-speed internet access reduce

Camp would cost of building high-speed internet access reduce

Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs wants is expected in the second quarter of 2017, a new law submit that the cost and the inconvenience of the construction of high-speed internet access should begin to reduce.

The new law is called the Law of information exchange in above-ground and underground networks (Wibon). The Agency Telecom will, just as with the current law, the law information exchange underground networks (Wion), supervise compliance with them. That makes the ministry of Economic Affairs Thursday known.

The netherlands currently has access to millions of cable trays, casing and enclosures for telecom, energy, gas, rail and sewerage, which both above and under the ground. Minister Kamp will find that this existing infrastructure can be used for the construction of high-speed internet.

“In this way, can companies and consumers in an optimal way to continue to benefit from the opportunities that fast internet offers. This contributes to our economic growth”, says the minister.

Wibon replaces Wion

Owners of the old infrastructure under the new law a “reasonable compensation” for the shared use get. In addition, the new law would make it possible that a telecombeheerder to another operator may ask the work on both infrastructures to coordinate.

Thus, the joint work on the construction and improvement of infrastructure be promoted and would be the nuisance for the neighbourhood by the excavation work will be limited.


The so-called opruimplicht of cables, part of the telecommunications Act, will be amended. As a result, the costs for administrators can be reduced.

With the new law allows a landowner, such as a municipality, also later precariobelasting eliminate unused telephone cables. That would soon only be able to when the owner mentions that he is the cables want to have and requested them to clean up. Now can a church after ten years the tax levy.

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