Netherlands Chooses Self wants to break monopoly fiberglass Caiway




The collective Netherlands Chooses Self consumers will mobilize in an attempt to break the monopoly of Caiway the CIF fiber network. The initiative hopes to entice the action group new fiber providers to compete directly with Caiway.

Netherlands Chooses Self After the network of Reggefiber is the CIF-fiber network with approximately 169,000 potential customers fiberglass the largest in the Netherlands. Unlike the open model that uses Reggefiber, the other enables providers to offer their services on the fiber network, is currently on the CIF network only Caiway active. In addition, in many areas where Caiway operates no immediate alternatives, while in the service area of ​​Reggefiber often Ziggo or UPC as a competitor is available.

According to the collective Netherlands Chooses Self monopoly Caiway leads to the fiber network to higher prices and lower speeds. So does a package of 500Mbit / s on average 690 euros on the Reggefiber network per year, compared to 750 euros per year for a 400Mbit / s subscription with Caiway. In addition, customer satisfaction with Caiway were lower than many competitors, says the activist group based on research conducted by the Consumer.

On the campaign site of Netherlands Chooses Self can Caiway dissatisfied customers sign a petition. The collected responses organizers want other fiber providers convince the CIF network to offer their services. It is the hope that newcomers will get better rates than current subscriptions Caiway.

The initiators were previously active in Twente Selects Self. They knew at three ISPs to negotiate favorable rates after the cable network manager withdrew the contract with Ziggo and entered into a contract with Caiway.


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