05 July 2006

Potential new telecom action in the EU

Unlike the US regulators (not just the FCC) who have been pursuing a "hands-off" policy in telecoms, the EU is taking a more aggressive approach to governmental regulation. This item is a brief description and commentary of their approach. The context of this is a (scheduled) review of the 2002 telecommunications regulatory framework, though the timing seems convenient. In case you're interested, here is an FAQ from the EU on this topic.

Which (i.e., the increasingly "hands off" or the increasingly ex ante) approach do you think is better? Why?

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