Saturday, October 28, 2006
Further update on Dutch Parliament vote
Dirk van der Woude, bearer of the original news of the two Dutch Parliament resolutions writes,
On the intentions of the resolutions prime sponsor Martijn van Dam (born in Zoetermeer, 1 february 1978) is quite clear in his blog.
"These two resolutions must prevent that the telecom market develops itself further into a duopoly. When things go on like this the consumer ends up with a choice between KPN and cable. That's no market, that does not serve consumers. So we need more competition. These resolutions are helping, when executed. Maybe we 'll have difficult discussions with Brussels, but they ought to give us space to take these measures (there is no other member state where cable penetration is so high). That is the reason I morfe than a year ago proposed these resolutions and started negotiations with [leading government party] CDA to get their support. And I succeeded! It will take some time, but I do hope now that at last this is the decisive step towards competition on the MSO cable as well as honest competition in the telecom market. A step that we [PvdA] already wanted for many years.
(this is a translation of [the words in Martijn's blog "Deze twee moties moeten voorkomen (...) Een stap die wij al vele jaren willen zetten!")
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