"Users accessing more content and applications online has been a key driver for telcos investing in and monetizing broadband access."
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"Demand is a good thing for a business. If you listen to what telcos say to investors, as opposed to policy makers[:] (...) [telcos] say increased demand is good for us, not bad."
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"[Network fees] would be discriminatory and go against the principle of net neutrality, because it would apply to some and not others."
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"[Network fees] would discourage the development and use of content and applications[:] the impact of that won't be limited to Big Tech."
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"[European] broadcasters [are] in a transition to delivery via online rather than terrestrial broadcasting. They would be in effect taxed because they use cloud computing to do those services."
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"A policy agenda of decarbonisation depends on moving from shifting atoms around to virtualisation of services, and that would be discouraged."
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"[An Internet traffic tax] runs contrary to essentially all of Europe's digital transformation vision."
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"There are entrants funded by long term infrastructure funds[:] I don't think they've been calling for an Internet traffic tax, (...) they wouldn't be a beneficiary, but (...) it would harm their business case."
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"An Internet traffic tax would make the ecosystem smaller[:] (...) if you tax something, expect less of it."
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"This debate [on network fees] has been framed at times in terms of fairness, I don't see anything fair about diminishing the Internet ecosystem."
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"[Network fees:] it's a bad idea. It was rejected a decade ago, and it should be rejected now."
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"I just don't see anything on the benefit side of the ledger, and I can see a lot of costs involved in this proposition [of network fees]."
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