Regulation Made Simple

Universal unconstrained connectivity - a challenge for the telecoms framework review


Author : Peter Dunn

Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger, set this challenge in a speech on 17 November, “If we want to reach the vision of a Digital Union based on a functioning single market there is one thing we need: unconstrained connectivity … Our rulebook must set the right frame to ensure unconstrained connectivity.”

Not easy …

It is a difficult challenge. The regulatory framework must strike the appropriate balance between maintaining or even enhancing competition, while encouraging the large investments needed to provide widespread high speed broadband access...

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