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EC consultation on White Paper on Europe’s digital infrastructure needs
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The fair share / network fees debate continues: On 21 February 2024, the European Commission issued its White Paper ‘How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs?’, which is open for comments until 30 June 2024. Contribute to the consultation here.

While the paper highlights that “there are very few known cases of intervention” in the interconnection market, the Commission remains concerned that “it cannot be excluded that the number of cases in the future will increase.” For the Commission, this assumption seems enough to justify legislative intervention.

Don’t forget to check out our repository on the network fees debate.

latest hot item 🔥
Véronique Ney & Christoph Mertens

in this ‘Hot Item’, co-chairs of the Open Internet Expert Working Group of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) Véronique Ney (ILR) and Christoph Mertens (BNetzA) & the internet lab discuss BEREC’s views on the so-called fair share discussions

latest event 🗣️
Network Fees internet lab. Xchange

internet lab hosts “Déjà Vu Digital: Revisiting Europe’s Network Fee Debate…Again”, an online roundtable, on Tuesday 14 May 2024.

internet lab. Xchanges 🗣️

Déjà Vu Digital: Revisiting Europe’s Network Fee Debate... Again

Network Fees: What’s Net Neutrality Got to Do With It?

hot items 🔥

MEP Tiemo Wölken

Bruno Veluet

Prof KS Park

Véronique Ney & Christoph Mertens

the internet lab

The importance of the internet has never been more evident than today.

The internet lab. aims to trigger exchanges and innovative thoughts around the internet, as EU and national policy discussions around it evolve.

By talking to experts and stakeholders, the internet lab intends to feed into discussions on Internet sustainability from a business and economic point of view, such as the ones expected in Brussels around the Connectivity Infrastructure Act, and other digital policy files.

'fair share' project goals

The ‘fair share’ project aims to create a constructive debate around internet sustainability, and the impact on consumer choice.

The core objective is to inform policy makers in the EU and beyond, as well as key stakeholders.

season 2 | what’s wrong with the EC consultation on the future of telecoms?

'fair share' project support & host

The ‘fair share’ project, including a series of video podcasts, is an initiative launched by SME Connect.

SME Connect is the network of SMEs and their supporters. It is non-political but advised by a non-profit board of politicians made up of all constructive political groups.

The video podcast host is Caroline De Cock, expert in Internet law and copyright.

season 1 | fair share / network fees background