I just wish the government would stay away from everything except litigation and disputes.
Everytime they come up with soemthing it goes horribly wrong, and someone at the top gets very rich at the expense of everyone else.
It looks like they want to improved everything right? Here is what it actually means:
First, ever company that has invested in copper based telecommunications will be screwed. Their investment is basically gonna evaporate.
Second: Government will sign it, so it will also give "subsidies" to the companies that agree to replace the copper with fiber+backup.
This subsidy, paid by the tax payer, will then we returned to the government in the form of taxation of the new services as well as donations for political campaigns.
Every new company that wants to start and compete will also have no chance, as their costs will be higher (due to no subsidy), and since fiber is so expensive to expand, it will decrease the chances of competition, creating a government subsidized monopoly.
This might sound far fetched for some of you, but its been done countless times, you only need to read a little bit of economical history to see it happen.
Now you can understand why the guys at the photo are smiling: They want to pass a law that takes yor money, and gives it to them.