July 16, 2008

Cable TV’s Stronghold at Risk Hot Stocks

Cable television operators will be forced to open their networks to rivals under a draft decision from the Dutch telecommunications regulator.

The regulator also plans to free the former telecommunications monopoly KPN from some restrictions in the consumer market, saying competition was sufficient.

KPN has long complained that it has to allow alternative providers on its network, while cable television companies like Ziggo and UPC, whose networks can also carry voice and data, were under no such obligation.

KPN shares fell 2.7 percent.

Originally published by Reuters.

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