Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ventriloquism 2.0

A number of Dutch mega-uber value readers have been writing in response to the VVD party-led backlash against muni-fiber initiatives, which runs in strange parallel to the UPC court case against the Amsterdam project. Some of them have expressed extreme consternation, and one has been doing some digging. It would appear that a Mr. Edwin Evenhuis, Manager of Public Affairs for UPC, is also the chair of the VVD party committee on Culture and Media, in which capacity he advises Senators, MPs and MEPs (that's Members of the European Parliament, for clarity) on culture and media policy issues. On the face of it, then, it would appear that a senior executive from the largest Dutch cableco is also in a policy advisory role to the party driving the proposed restrictions on municipal fiber.

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