Open Workshop on the evaluation of BEREC and the BEREC Office
8 October 2012 - Albert Borschette Conference Centre
The Commission will hold an Open Workshop on the evaluation of BEREC and the BEREC Office on 8 October 2012 (draft agenda). During this workshop PriceWaterhouse Coopers will be presenting the findings of the study that they have carried out on this topic. Market players and any other interested party will have the opportunity to comment on them. If you would like to attend the workshop, please register here.
Public Consultation on specific aspects of transparency, traffic management and switching in an Open Internet
Deadline: Monday, 15 October 2012
The European Commission is seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of traffic management. These questions have emerged as key issues in the net neutrality debate that has taken place in Europe over the past years. Input is sought from all interested public and private parties, including fixed and mobile Internet service providers, Internet content and application providers, equipment manufacturers, transit providers, investors, public authorities, consumers and their associations as well as comparison websites.
Public Consultation on an EU Initiative to Reduce the Cost of Rolling Out High Speed Communication Infrastructure in Europe
Deadline: Friday 20 July 2012
The European Commission is seeking views on how to cut the costs of setting up new networks for high speed internet in the EU. In particular, the Commission wants to explore how to reduce the costs associated with civil engineering, such as the digging up of roads to lay down fibre, and which can account for as much as 80% of the total cost. The Commission believes it could cut the cost of broadband investments by a quarter. Input is sought from all interested public and private parties including telecoms and utility companies for instance, investors, public authorities and consumers.