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STUDY REVEALS HIGH COSTS WILL LIMIT SUPERFAST BROADBAND
ECTA calls for focus on availability and openness of fibre networks, warns against unprofitable duplication
Brussels, 16 September 2008 – Groundbreaking research published today by WIK, reveals that high fixed costs will limit the availability of super fast broadband to many European homes and rural businesses. France has the best prospect of fibre rollout, with viability to 25% of households. The study also shows that the economics simply do not stack up for competitive operators to duplicate costly infrastructure on a wide scale and that access to fibre is a win-win scenario as it improves the business case for all providers, to the ultimate benefit of consumers. Click here for ECTA's full press release (PDF 94KB)
Click here for WIK press release (PDF 86KB)
Click here for executive summary of WIK NGA study (PDF 161KB)
Click here for copy of WIK NGA study (ZIP PDF 1.91MB)