The Commission published today a communication on The open internet and net neutrality in Europe.
The Commission has asked the BEREC to analyse issues re. ensuring an open and neutral internet, including barriers to changing operators, blocking or throttling internet traffic (e.g. voice over internet services), transparency and quality of service. The Commission will publish, by the end of the year, evidence from BEREC's investigation, including any instances of blocking or throttling certain types of traffic. If BEREC's findings and other feedback indicate outstanding problems, the Commission says it will assess the need for more stringent measures.
The net neutrality communication follows a Commission commitment to net neutrality in the EU telecom reform package, a public consultation in the last summer year and and a summit organised with the European Parliament in autumn last year (all reported in previous posts).