Since 2015, all users in the European Union have the right to use terminal equipment of their choice.
The respective national regulatory authorities are responsible for the concrete implementation of this right to free choice of terminal equipment. They have the competence to locate the so-called “network termination point” and can thus ensure that consumers can use their own terminal equipment directly at their broadband connection (“connection socket to the line”).
The following overview is intended to provide information on the states in which the network termination point has already been defined and where users have the possibility to use a self-selected, own terminal device directly at their broadband connection (“connection socket to the line”):
Green = Countries with regulation at the network termination point and thus guaranteed router freedom.
Yellow = Countries with planned or initiated regulation at the network termination point.
Red = EU member states with a regulatory network termination point, but which does not allow router freedom
Dark grey = Countries without publicly binding information
Light grey = not EU