• On October 15, 2007, the European Commission published a report indicating that lack of competition and regulatory weaknesses are cited as the main obstacles to broadband growth. European audiovisual regulators also disagree on questions concerning the management of the radio spectrum and the digital dividend in the EU. A European Commission proposal to reform the regulatory framework for telecoms, and which is expected to recommend an optimization of the distribution of radio frequencies particularly for the benefit of mobile communications, is scheduled to be adopted on November 13, 2007 (RAPID, October 15, 2007; Europolitics, October 15, 2007, p. 4)
  • On October 15, 2007, the European Commission adopted a decision, under the Television without Frontiers Directive (TVwF), on the UK list of events of major importance for society to be broadcast free to air, either live or with a slight delay. The Directive lays down framework conditions in which the public may be guaranteed free access to the broadcasts of events of major importance to society (RAPID, October 15, 2007)