Open Internet Access to CATV Networks: Experiences from the EU

22nd European ITS Regional Conference, September 2011

15 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2011

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Peggy Valcke

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP); European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); Bocconi University Milan

Liyang Hou

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) - KoGuan Law School

David Stevens

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) - IBBT

Date Written: July 4, 2011

Abstract

Broadband over CATV networks is flourishing in the EU and in some Member States it even has already made significant impact on the retail broadband market. Our article aims to provide an overview of the regulatory treatment of broadband over CATV under the electronic communications regulatory framework. For this purpose, we carry out a survey of the different approaches within the 27 EU Member States. Based on the comments of the European Commission within the EU consultation procedure, our observation is that open Internet access obligations upon CATV operators remains limited.

Keywords: access regulation, CATV, broadband

Suggested Citation

Valcke, Peggy and Hou, Liyang and Stevens, David, Open Internet Access to CATV Networks: Experiences from the EU (July 4, 2011). 22nd European ITS Regional Conference, September 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1878567

Peggy Valcke

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

Villa La Fonte, via delle Fontanelle 18
50016 San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, Florence 50014
Italy

Bocconi University Milan ( email )

via Roentgen 1
Milan, Milan 20100
Italy

Liyang Hou (Contact Author)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) - KoGuan Law School ( email )

Huashan Road 1954
Xuhui District
Shanghai, Shanghai 200030
China
+86-21-6293-4632 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://law.sjtu.edu.cn/TeacherDetail123.aspx

David Stevens

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) - IBBT ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6
Leuven (Belgium), 3000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.icri.be

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