Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kroes and Reding arguing over opening Dutch cable?

Is this a storm in a teacup? The Google translation of the decision to open Dutch cable networks to competition - a first in Europe - appears to suggest Dutch retiring Commissioner (i.e. going back home) Nellie Kroes tried to intervene improperly. Naughty naughty.

The decision is of course a very important precedent for open access to broadband networks, though it focuses on analogue and digital TV.

2 comments:

Jasper said...

Just put a post up on jaspersluijs.org with some deeper analysis on the matter.

Hope all is well!

chris said...

Thanks Jasper, will do - just back from a long weekend of 'cognitive dissonance' in Barcelona;-)