POLICY & PUBLICATIONS
WIK Study - Apr 2011
NEW WIK STUDY REVEALS COPPER SWITCH-OFF STRATEGY ESSENTIAL FOR ACHIEVING EUROPEAN BROADBAND TARGETS
WIK’s new study examines the business case for fibre investment and assesses the effect of regulated wholesale charges on investment decisions, retail prices, competition and consumer welfare. The report concludes that, to stimulate rapid fibre deployment and take-up, regulators should signal significant reductions in copper wholesale charges whilst permitting the copper network to be rapidly switched off if open fibre is installed.
The full report and press release are available below.