Net Neutrality European Points
Net neutrality European points are going before the EU Parliament soon where several proposals will be weighed. The concept of an open internet without restrictions on traffic, how the networks manage traffic and how traffic is categorized is being considered in the EU Parliament. There is a draft regulation proposed expressing net neutrality European points addressing previously raised considerations. The focus has been to ensure that traffic is treated equally by internet service providers. It is also emphasized that as services are delivered there is no interference or restriction on service delivery, regardless of sender, receiver, content, or type of service provided.
The net neutrality European points that are noteworthy among the noted loopholes that advocates seek addressed are: special services, zero rating, traffic management or ‘congestion’ management, and traffic classification affecting management.
The overall scope is to achieve language that narrows the scope of what is considered as network providers’ specialized services, allows countries to regulated zero rating to address public harms and network providers’ anti-competitive behavior, addresses network providers’ manner of defining congestion as congestion exists and not necessarily upon an expectation of congestion in order to lessen network providers possible restrictions, and limit the ability of network providers to affect technical quality of service based on category of network traffic.