Category: Net Neutrality

The new US order about net neutrality and Internet, and the impact upon Europe

The FCC, the US regulator for telecoms and Internet, will soon adopt a fundamental decision in the matter of telecom and Internet regulation: as anticipated by various sources, US broadband access will be soon classified as a telecommunication service (while it is currently classified…

The European reform of net neutrality: time for bazaar negotiations

The European Union is getting closer to a common position for a European regulation on net neutrality. The Latvian presidency, who started to lead the Council in January 2015, circulated a draft proposal* which received a substantial support by other governments – although a…

How Obama’s view on net neutrality may influence the European net neutrality reform

The recent intervention of President Obama in the matter of net neutrality sounded like a bomb in the US ongoing reform of net neutrality. We all know that following the judicial case won by Verizon in January, FCC’s chief Tom Wheleer was in the…

Net neutrality in the age of bankers

Should banks and financial institutions be considered like OTTs an therefore charged for the simple use of telecom networks and Internet? This questione came to me today at the yearly FT-Etno conference, an event most self-referential than a birthday party. At the end of…

Search neutrality: the new frontiers of the #netneutrality debate

I just gave an interview to Euractiv in the matter of search neutrality, here my answers: Net neutrality is a key topic in the EU debate and will likely remain so with the next Commission and Parliament. Can you give us a simple explanation…

The confused meaning of “Open Internet” in the European net neutrality debate: my 5 cents

Today (2 April) or tomorrow (3 April) the European Parliament will take an important decision in the matter of Net Neutrality in the EU. While voting in the frame of the well-known Single Market proposal, the MEPs will have to decide amongst various options:…

Lights and darkness of the (EP) net neutrality reform

Today the ITRE committee of the European Parliament approved a draft reform of Net Neutrality supported by Pilar del Castillo, a Spanish rapporteur (EPP) who is in charge of the Connected Continent Proposal. The approved draft is more advanced than the proposal tabled by…