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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

12/16/2020 – Joint press release – Network policy


The Federal Cabinet today approved the draft telecommunications modernization law submitted by the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The law creates a tailor-made and future-oriented legal framework for the German telecommunications market and end customers. To this end, the Telecommunications Act (TKG) has been completely revised and revised. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “With the law, we are providing important impetus for a faster and comprehensive expansion of gigabit networks. We provide incentives for investments and innovations in order to advance the market-driven expansion of the digital infrastructure. We are also strengthening consumer rights. Fast and reliable internet access is essential for our society today. If technician appointments are missed or promised bandwidths are not adhered to, this is not only annoying for the individual, but also an economic stumbling block in times of the home office. We want to remedy this. “Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer:” With this law we are creating equal living conditions. Regardless of whether I decide to live in the country or in the city, in future everyone will have a statutory right to fast internet. We are also strengthening the gigabit expansion by accelerating permits and enabling new technologies – but also creating liabilities for private broadband expansion. Because one thing is clear: access to fast internet is one of the cornerstones of social and economic participation today. This became very clear, not least in the current Corona situation. ”The draft law serves to implement the European Code for Electronic Communication, which came into force at the end of 2018. It sets the course for a modernized telecommunications legal framework in numerous central areas, such as market regulation, frequency policy, protection of end users, the institutional structure and universal service. You can find an overview of the most important points here (PDF, 82 KB).


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