Tag Archives: net neutrality

Zero-rating and net neutrality – decisions (so far) in the EU

This note consolidates information we have available on the current (July 2017) status of telecoms regulator’s considerations of zero-rated offers in Europe. See also our other posts on zero-rating. Conclusion: Many European regulators are yet to consider the issue of net neutrality and zero-rated services following the 2015 Regulations. For those who have reached decisions since the … Continue Reading

EUROPE: New Telecom Package Promoting Net Neutrality Principle Adopted on October 27th, 2015

By Florence Guthfreund-Roland and Mathilde Hallé On October 27th, 2015, the European Parliament adopted Regulation No. (EU) 2015/2120 “laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within … Continue Reading

Net Neutrality, the EU “open internet” right and the new rule on internet access speeds

I have expressed some strong views on the (lack of) merits of a specific net neutrality rule in the EU before (here and here). It was with interest then that I read the language of the “final compromise test” of the proposed new regulation on the Connected Continent from the EC. This cover two things … Continue Reading

Zero rating and Internet.org

I have written about the perverse effects of “strong” net neutrality already  but a recent story  prompts me to add a few further thoughts. Internet.org is a project led by Facebook to offer a completely free sub-set of the internet (including, presumably, Facebook itself) to people in emerging markets who might otherwise not be able to … Continue Reading

Net Neutrality in the EU – latest status

The European Parliament has (on 3rd April) voted (at first reading) on a legislative proposal which includes new rules on “net neutrality”[1]. The text of this is not yet available in English but this note is based on our own informal English translation. The heart of these new rules is contained in paragraph 5 of … Continue Reading
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