Monday, 25 September 2017

BEREC's net neutrality guidelines pose more questions than they answer

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 02 September 16

A victory for the little guy or unnecessary meddling that actually takes choice away from consumers?

BEREC this week released its final guidelines for how Europe's telco regulators should uphold the EU's net neutrality law, eliciting cheers from open Internet and consumer advocates, and jeers among those who make their money from deploying and operating networks. "Europe is now a global standard-setter in the defence of the open, competitive and neutral Internet. We congratulate BEREC on its diligent work, its expertise and its refusal to bend to the unreasonable pressure placed on it by the big telecoms lobby," said Joe McNamee, executive director of European Digital Rights (EDRi), earlier this week. In contrast, Doug Brake…

BEREC this week released its final guidelines for how Europe's telco regulators should uphold the EU's net neutrality law, eliciting cheers from open Internet and consumer advocates, and jeers among those who make their money from deploying and operating networks. "Europe is now a global standard-setter in the defence of the open, competitive and neutral Internet. We congratulate BEREC on its diligent work, its expertise and its refusal to bend to the unreasonable pressure placed on it by the big telecoms lobby," said Joe McNamee, executive director of European Digital Rights (EDRi), earlier this week. In contrast, Doug Brake…

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