The Commission has set ambitious targets for high speed broadband in Europe. This event, organised by the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) will look at the commercial and policy initiatives that are needed to trigger fibre investment and take-up, including the regulatory environment, retail and wholesale pricing strategies for legacy copper and fibre networks, optimal business models for fibre roll-out, and the conditions in which “copper switch-off” could occur. The debate on triggering fibre investment comes at a critical time as the Commission prepares to issue guidance on wholesale pricing and other key regulatory issues which will influence the business case for high-speed broadband in Europe.