Polish Telecom Fined €128M For Blocking Rivals

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The European Commission said Wednesday it had fined telecom Telekomunikacja Polska SA nearly €128 million ($184 million) for abusing its dominant position in the Polish market for broadband Internet service. 

From August 2005 through October 2009, TP stopped or delayed would-be competitors from entering Polish broadband markets and deliberately stifled competition by placing obstacles in the way of prospective new market entrants, according to the commission.

"The commission cannot allow the development of the Internet and of the digital economy to be put at risk by...
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