Alternative carriers claim last mile cuts are not enough

3 May 2005

Responding to last week’s lowering of Germany’s local loop charges by the regulator, the president of BREKO, the association of local and regional telecoms carriers, has said that plans by its members to invest around EUR500 million in DSL development in some 700 local areas had been put on hold as monthly local loop charges remained above EUR10. RegTP cut the charges by 9.75% to EUR10.65 from EUR11.8 in an attempt to bolster local competition for broadband services.

Germany, Federal Network Agency (FNA)