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Wall Street Journal: Germany’s Cable Problem, Thomas Hazlett
EU telecommunications regulators have won a battle, as German authorities will impose stricter mandates on their country’s (mostly) privatized phone giant, Deutsche Telekom. Following a European Commission ruling last week, DT will be required to lease its high-speed data lines to rivals on more generous terms, an effort designed to invigorate retail competition. Beyond this skirmish, however, a regulatory war rages on with no end in sight. Full article available at http://mason.gmu.edu/~thazlett/opeds/GermanysCableProblem.htm.