Reducing the Cost of Broadband Deployment (Regulation)
In order to promote the deployment of broadband, the Commission wants to reduce construction costs.
The establishment of a central information point is appropriate. However, only TC broadband network operators with an unassailable market position should have to grant other TC network operators access to physical infrastructure. Operators of non-TC networks should not have to grant any access. Compulsory registration should only apply to monopolistic TC-network operators. In addition, the obligation for house owners to install in-building infrastructure when building or undertaking major renovations, is patronising and violates the basic right of ownership. A Regulation is disproportionate as a legal instrument.