BEREC addresses adblocking and zero-rating with net neutrality implementation guidance


EU telecoms authority the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (‘BEREC’) published on 30 August 2016 its finalised guidelines on the implementation and enforcement of the EU Regulation 2015/2120 on net neutrality (‘Guidelines’) for EU National Regulatory Authorities (‘NRAs’) assessing internet service providers, following adoption of the Regulation in October 2015. The Guidelines seek to reduce the ambiguities present in the final version of the Regulation and have been celebrated by net neutrality advocates for their support of the ‘Open Internet.’
“The Guidelines reduce the amount of ‘wriggle room’ firms have to interpret the Regulation to their advantage,” say Toby Crick and George Adje
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