Factbox: Winners and losers in EU plan to boost telecoms, rein in tech giants

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission announced proposals for reforming EU telecoms and copyright rules on Wednesday, aimed at speeding up investment in fast broadband while boosting revenues for the telecoms industry and media publishers. The plans would also strengthen the telecoms operators’ hand against tech giants such as Google, potentially forcing internet services to share some revenues from their services with them. The proposals are expected to face fierce opposition from European lawmakers, EU member states and companies across a range of industries in the coming months, meaning they could be watered down before they become law.

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