Brussels, 11 October 2017: Cable Europe has issued a statement to Institutional stakeholders in Brussels and EU Member States as the negotiations on the Electronic Communications Code move on to their final stages.
In its statement, issued following the COREPER meeting in Brussels which gave the mandate for inter-institutional negotiations to begin, the trade body identifies key areas where the Code must facilitate the necessary investment for Europe’s gigabit future to become reality. Cable Europe commends the Council and Parliament for their work to date, but warns of failure to secure the right legal framework as core principles of the original proposals are still to be secured.
Said Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe, “This is a complex piece of legislation. But the goals are simple. The benefit to European Citizens in getting the right legal framework in place today is clear. The requirement to facilitate future private investment in Europe and to allow infrastructures to grow and thrive within a certain and proportionate framework is imperative.
“More confidence and trust is needed for the investment necessary – fewer uncertainties, doubts and conflicting policy signals.
“There is too much at stake to allow a watering down of this shared vision”.
See the full text of Cable Europe’s statement here.
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Cable Europe is the trade association that connects leading broadband cable TV operators and their national trade associations throughout the European Union. The regulatory and public policy activities of Cable Europe aim to promote and defend the industry’s policies and business interests at European and international level. The European cable industry provides high speed broadband internet, TV services, and telephony to more than 63 million homes in the European Union. www.cable-europe.eu
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