Fears arise over Italy’s “monopoly” plans to create a unified broadband network

Fears arise over Italy’s “monopoly” plans to create a unified broadband network

Concerns have emerged among EU consumer groups that plans in Italy to establish a single firm overseeing the rollout of the country’s future broadband infrastructure could lead to a ‘quasi-monopolistic’ market structure. Italian Telecommunications firm TIM has plans to merge with rival Open Fiber in a bid to roll out a single ultrafast broadband network in the country, which has received the backing of the Italian government. At the end of August, TIM had signed off on an agreement with Italy’s public investment bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), allowing…

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Netherlands and Belgium implemented travelling ban as COVID-19 seems to enjoy revival

Netherlands and Belgium implemented travelling ban as COVID-19 seems to enjoy revival

Dutch people who still travel to Belgium are urgently advised to return to home quarantine for 10 days. For the time being, it is recommended to make only necessary trips to Belgium. At the end of September, the ministry already announced a colour code orange for Belgium. This opinion was only valid for the Belgian cities of Brussels and Antwerp. Entry restrictions were already in place for Dutch people travelling to Belgium. The Belgian government has classified all the Dutch provinces, with the exception of Zeeland, as red.

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