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Sweden’s regulator orders duct sharing for community association

Sweden’s Post & Telecom Agency (PTS) has ordered incumbent telco Telia to provide access to its cabling ducts to allow a community association to deploy its own fibre broadband network, in the first settlement dispute under a new law designed to promote high speed broadband expansion which took effect in July. As TeleGeography notes: “Telia had refused the request of Torptappans Samfallighetsforening – a community association of approximately 30 properties outside Stockholm – which had asked to build a fibre network in Telia ducts within the association area, but the PTS decided yesterday that the telco must enable such access to the association under ‘fair and reasonable terms’. The decision is supported by the Law on Measures for the Development of Broadband Networks which entered force on 1 July 2016.” Read more

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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