The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Bavarian scheme to deploy very high capacity networks in Bavaria. The aid will bring very fast broadband to customers in areas where the market does not provide them, in line with the EU broadband connectivity goals. The scheme follows an earlier gigabit pilot project, which was approved by the Commission in December 2018. Contrary to the pilot project, which involved only six municipalities, the present scheme applies to the whole of Bavaria.
Themes of the conference are:
- Competition and Non-competition concerns: rethinking the distinction
- Vertical restrictions in the digital economy: towards a new framework
- Rethinking power in competition law
- A new procedural framework for competition law in the digital economy
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The summary of the exchange of views is now available.
A summary of the hearing is now available.