BEREC

Public consultation on the draft BEREC Report on Member States’ best practices to support the defining of adequate broadband internet access service

28 January 2020

During its 41th plenary meeting (5-6 December 2019, Malta) the Board of Regulators approved the draft BEREC Report on Member States’ best practices to support the defining of adequate broadband internet access service for public consultation.

In accordance Article 84 (3) of the EECC set out “BEREC shall, in order to contribute towards a consistent application of this Article, after consulting stakeholders and in close cooperation with the Commission, taking into account available Commission (Eurostat) data, draw up a report on Member States’ best practices to support the defining of adequate broadband internet access service […].”

Upon the transposition of Article 84 of the Directive (EU) 2018/1972, Member States (MS) shall, in light of national conditions and the minimum bandwidth enjoyed by the majority of consumers within the territory of that MS, and taking into account the BEREC report on best practices, define the adequate broadband internet access service for their territories with a view to ensuring the bandwidth necessary for social and economic participation in society. The adequate broadband internet access service shall be capable of delivering the bandwidth necessary for supporting at least the minimum set of services set out in Annex V of the Directive (EU) 2018/1972.

This report offers an insight into the practices of the nine MS which have to date introduced broadband under a USO and has been drafted in close cooperation with the European Commission, in particular with regard to the data sources referenced in the report.

The public consultation is open from 11th December 2019, at 16:30 CET to 27th January 2020, at 17:00 CET.

Contributions received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be taken into account.

All stakeholders are invited to submit their inputs on the draft Guidelines to the following email address: PC_Adequate_BB_IAS@berec.europa.eu

or

through the BEREC online public consultation platform on https://www.discuto.io/consultation/33833.

Practical details of the public consultation

In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish a summary of all contributions received. All contributions will be published on the BEREC website, taking into account requests for confidentiality. Any such requests should clearly indicate which information is considered confidential. It is also possible to send both a confidential and a public version.

When registering with the consultation platform, please indicate your name and/or the name of the organisation or company you represent.

Further enquiries about the consultation including registration with the online platform may also be submitted to this address: PC_Adequate_BB_IAS@berec.europa.eu.

The overall size of the e-mail (including attachments) should not be larger than 2 MB. 

Contributions should be sent preferably in English and include reference to relevant paragraphs or sections of the Guidelines, as well as to the question number, in order to facilitate processing the responses.

We strongly encourage all stakeholders to submit their contributions as early as possible.

After submitting the contribution via e-mail, an automatic reply will be generated. If this confirmation e-mail is not received, the submission of the contribution was not successful and it should be submitted again.