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EU to Act Vs Germany Over Deutsche Telekom Today: Report

The European Commission is set to step up action against Germany today for allowing Deutsche Telekom to block rivals' access to its new broadband network, the Financial Times reported.

The newspaper said EU telecommunications commissioner Viviane Reding will send Germany a reasoned opinion, which is the final warning before taking it to the EU's top court, the European Court of Justice.

Germany will have one month to reply to the letter, which is the latest step in the commission action that began in February.

The commission argues that Germany's new telecoms law will give Deutsche Telekom a so-called regulatory holiday on the network and therefore disadvantage its rivals.