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Wolf-dietrich Grussmann

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European Commission
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Mr Grussmann is Head of Unit "Regulatory Coordination and Business" within the European Commission's Communications Networks, Content and Technology Directorate-General. This unit is in charge with developing policy and legislation with a particular focus on issues related to access and authorisation of e-communications networks and services, notably interoperability, interconnection, civil works, independence of regulators and new measures to strengthen the single market. The unit is also in charge of monitoring the implementation of the regulatory framework for electronic communications in 14 Member States and coordinates the infringement proceedings for the Directorate-General. Previously, Mr Grussmann was Head of Unit "Implementation of Regulatory Framework (II)" within the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate-General.From 1992 to 1993 Mr Grussmann worked in the Legal Service of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, and dealt with the implementation of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and the preparation of the EU accession. He was Vice-president of the Federal Procurement Control Commission in Vienna from 1994 to 1998.Wolf-Dietrich Grussmann is graduated in law and was assistant professor at the University of Salzburg from 1992 to 2000.


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New rules for broadband roll-out will cut costs and increase the reach of high-speed broadband networks

Imagine there was a way that each euro spent for network deployment could lead to 20-30% more high-speed broadband deployment. Now calculate this to the € 200 billion needed to achieve the Digital Agenda Targets. This would amount to €40 to €60 billion savings for the providers, enough to expand high-speed broadband further in areas where deployment is currently too costly, such as in rural areas.

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