Brussels may force KPN to open broadband to competitors

The European Commission has decided to investigate whether the Dutch telecoms regulator Opta should force KPN to give its competitors access to its infrastructure so they can also offer high-speed broadband connections to business customers.

Without this access, business customers may not have a choice of competitive deals from different operators, and could therefore pay higher prices, the Commission said in a statement.
‘The Commission has serious doubts whether Opta’s decision not to regulate access to KPN’s fibre-to-the-office networks and to high-quality wholesale broadband is compatible with EU telecoms rules,’ the statement said.

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