Public Policy

Liberty Global is actively engaged in significant public policy debates throughout our markets. Liberty Global is committed to engaging regulators and government officials in an ongoing, constructive dialogue in order to position the Company for future growth and provide the best possible service to our customers. In particular, we strive to make meaningful contributions to advance the leading issues in the public policy community where the governance of modern communications networks is continually evolving. In almost every country where we operate, Liberty Global has dedicated public policy and government affairs resources which are firmly rooted in the local community. We have dedicated Government Relations offices in Brussels and Berlin.

Liberty Global Public Policy Series

At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Liberty Global presented the outlines of the forthcoming policy study on the impact of innovation & investment in IP Interconnection for the Future of the Internet. The new report will be available soon. Our last completed research project under our 'Public Policy Series' was the study 'The Value of Our Digital Identity' conducted by The Boston Consulting Group. It provides a new perspective on consumer attitudes and behaviors regarding the use of their Digital Identity and the resulting economic value across traditional industry sectors, web 2.0 players as well as the public sector. The study introduces a definition and framework for looking at Digital Identity in order to arrive at trusted data flows that balance economic growth and innovation with consumer surplus and adequate protection.

The Liberty Global Public Policy series to date comprises seven studies. All studies can be downloaded here. The research program was initiated in 2005, the year that Liberty Global was established, and is designed to provide forward-looking thought-leadership on the strategic themes that shape competition and structure, business opportunities and conduct in our sector internationally.

Public Policy Reports

In addition to the Policy Series, Liberty Global commissions reports to address strategic policy issues at the European level, which position cable as key investor in digital infrastructure and increase awareness of its impact. These reports contribute to pending policy and regulatory debates at EU level as well as key national debates in the markets where we operate.

The report "Re-thinking the Digital Agenda for Europe" examines how cable can play a major and long term role in the delivery of the EU’s digital agenda targets, both cost effectively and quickly.