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<nettime> Final Countdown to Save the Internet
agent humble on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 22:46:17 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Final Countdown to Save the Internet


Net neutrality in the EU is only a few amendments away.

There are four missing pieces needed to deliver net neutrality in the EU:

1. Prevent network discrimination
Large deep-pocketed companies should not be allowed to buy VIP tickets
to prioritise their content over other traffic on the Internet.

What EU Parliamentarians need to do: Clarify the criteria defining
specialised services to disallow discrimination on the network.

2. Treat all traffic equally
All traffic on the internet should be treated equally, with both
unencrypted and encrypted content delivered as fast as possible.

What EU Parliamentarians need to do: Modify the provisions on traffic
management to ensure equal treatment of traffic. Traffic management
should be transparent, targeted and in accordance with the law.

3. Freedom to ban zero rating
ISPs should not be allowed to become gatekeepers and charge companies
for the delivery of their services. Anyone with a great idea should be
able to reach Internet users without having to pay a toll.

What EU Parliamentarians need to do: Add a provision to enable member
states to ban the anti-competitive, discriminatory practices.

4. Managing network congestion
ISPs should be allowed to manage traffic in cases of congestion, but
only if it is actually taking place.

What EU Parliamentarians need to do: Clarify the rules for managing
congestion to prevent ISPs from interfering with the network for a
discriminatory reason.

There are only 2 days left for EU parliamentarians to hear from you.


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