The French Competition Authority issues a number of recommendations on the roll-out of very high speed broadband over optical fiber networks

At the request of the Senate, the Autorité de la concurrence reminds public authorities of the competitive framework within which they can participate in the roll-out of very high speed broadband via "integrated projects". It issues a number of recommendations to prevent the risk for public authorities of becoming victims of distorted competition within the context of their public tenders*. Following referral by the Senate (Committee for the Economy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning) regarding public authority activities within the sphere of optical fibre network roll-out (see press release of 9 September 2011), the Autorité de la concurrence has just issued its opinion, which it also explained to interested Senators during the public hearing of Bruno Lasserre,

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues a number of recommendations on the roll-out of very high speed broadband over optical fiber networks, 17 January 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2012, Art. N° 58720

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