KPN to competitors cheaper access to the copper network

KPN to competitors cheaper access to the copper network

The Authority Consumer & Market (ACM), KPN has forced his fixed phone and internet cheaper open up for competitors.

In October 2012 increased KPN understand the rates that providers like Vodafone and Tele2 to pay to offer services through the network of the provider. That was in conflict with the applicable tariefsregels, according to the ACM.

The regulator imposed a cease and desist order of 500,000 euro per day. But KPN was on time, his rates with retrospective effect on and need, the penalty not to pay.

Under Dutch law, KPN is obliged to its network open to other companies, to ensure more competition in the market for wired internet. Ziggo, owner of almost all of the cable connections in the Netherlands, has that obligation.

The government wants to change that, but for the moment are European rules in the road. Reportedly, the European Commission aims for the rollout of fast internet to stimulate the opening-up of broadband networks to further reduce.

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