“Network fees” proposed by telecommunications operators – will consumers pay twice for infrastructure maintenance?

After the European Commission revealed its “Connectivity Package” on February 23, 2023, which involved a preliminary consultation on the “Future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure,” as the European Enterprise Alliance, we want to express our apprehension regarding the proposal to implement a mechanism that would require substantial direct payments (“network contribution,” “network fee,” “fair share”) from content providers and technology companies to major European telecommunication companies.