Telcos oppose rate rises

29 Oct 2008

A group of telco’s in Italy has opposed a move by incumbent operator Telecom Italia to raise its local loop access fees by 25%. FastWeb, Vodafone, Wind, BT Italia, Tele2, Tiscali, Colt and Welcome Italia have joined forces to submit an appeal to telecoms regulator Agcom, while an online petition to oppose the price hikes has also been initiated by consumer association Altroconsumo, local newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore reports.