In September 2016, the European Commission published its plan for a massive reform of the regulatory framework for electronic communication services in the European Union. The Connectivity Package raises various challenges, and it may be discussed and analysed from different perspectives. The recently published FSR C&M Report “The Future of Broadband Policy part 2: Technological Neutrality, Path Dependency and Public Financing” analyses the reform focusing on one specific issue only: the approach contained in different parts of the Package, departing from and bending technological neutrality to push investments and markets in the direction that policymakers consider desirable.
The Report complements and a constitutes a follow up to the first FSR C&M study in the field ,“The Future of Broadband Policy: Public Targets and Private Investments”, issued in the framework of the Commission’s public consultation on the needs for Internet speed and quality beyond 2020.
Speakers of the event:
- Pier Luigi Parcu, Director of the FSR C&M
- Alexandre de Streel, Professor at University of Namur
- Anthony Whelan, Director at DG CNECT.