EU warned on broadband targets
Posted in: Government & Policy at 14/07/2011 14:25
The European Union's ambitious targets to improve broadband speeds will be missed unless governments and regulators enable telecoms operators to cut their costs and tap new revenue sources, leading chief executives warned on Wednesday.
The heads of Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom and Vivendi called on European authorities to help cut the cost of building high speed fixed-line broadband networks, and insisted regulators should not stop telecoms operators trying to take the controversial step of charging online content providers for delivering their material to consumers.
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