The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the “ultrafast broadband” programme envisaged by the government

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

The Autorité de la concurrence releases to the public its 17 March 2010 opinion on the programme envisaged by the government. Though favourable to the project, it is proposing adjustments and additional measures, notably in order to promote co-investment.* The Autorité de la concurrence received a referral from by Christine Lagarde, Minister for the economy, industry and employment, and from Christian Estrosi, Minister for industry, to request an opinion on the national ”ultrafast broadband” programme envisaged by the government. This programme is intended to facilitate the deployment of ultrafast broadband networks throughout the country. It will in part be financed by the national loan, in the amount of €2 billion, and calls for projects will be organised in three parts: “part A” is

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the “ultrafast broadband” programme envisaged by the government, 17 March 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2010, Art. N° 59110

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