Conclusions from DAA WS on Broadband, actions proposal
Rural is falling behind, loosing strength and relevance in the discussion.
No one, from TELCO to analyst said there is a problem in big cities because they are profitable. If so why is there a need to discuss more or less regulation, why is there a need to impose, using regulation, some fibre sharing.
The focus must be open ducts to every operators, from incumbent to new telco ... Every single duct must be shared, in the telco sector and multi-sector.
In rural and dark (no fibre) areas of europe make public investments, funded by EU, to promote cohesion of the territories. These investments should focus on ducts/poles and backbone leaving the last mile to private sector promoting there investment with tax deduction or any other form of supporting private initiative. Force telco market to go symmetric, for any (example) 10 citizens covered in the crowded areas obligation to cover 1 rural ...
Another issue that has been discussed around this issue is the role of local gov and the lack of awareness that occurs in some areas. For this it is needed to promote, besides national broadband plans, regional and local broadband plans that can understand the needs and differences of the physical place where there is lack of broadband.
In order to promote SME it is also needed, in my region, to take ICT into the companies ... And for this action is needed to connect, using aggregation and public investments, entrepreneurial Parks with fibre pushing bandwidth and services.
- share ducts everywhere from everyone, not only incumbent.
- promote local investments in ducts, poles to facilitate telco's investment in fibre
- leave sharing to a market decision
- force public owned fibre usage and openness
- regional/local broadband action plans
- connect entrepreneurial parks if the market lacks a solution