Re-regulating Europe's broadband networks
The European Commission has recommended major changes in the regulation of fixed broadband networks. Instead of national regulators setting prices for access to superfast broadband networks, access providers should have a lot more commercial freedom to set prices themselves.
Regulators do, however, still have to safeguard competition in downstream markets by applying margin squeeze tests. In July 2014, Ofcom’s response gave an early indication of how national regulators will meet this challenge.