Government is considering tightening net neutrality




The government is considering to tighten, reducing services under a statutory exception. Definition of net neutrality The effects of the tightening, which an internet consultation is open, are not yet clear.

In the plans of the government involves a tightening of an exception to net neutrality. At this time, a service that is not advertised, not under the net neutrality. Falls as an Internet That exception is severe: in the plans of the Cabinet separate services may be priced than the “normal” internet differently. Macworld came the internet consultation on the track.

Probably the plans mainly affect providers that provide additional services beyond the data bundle. Hi So lets customers stream music from Spotify without that the data collection is; virtual provider Sizz does the same with streams of RTL. Sizz and Hi brands their streams as a separate service, but that would be in the new situation can no longer be tolerated.

However, it is also possible that what Xs4all does no longer be allowed. Internet provider who squeezes off when customers use VoIP or digital TV from XS4ALL, so did the company recently. VoIP and video-on-demand may possibly not be considered. As separate service ‘ “It’s a bit sloppy formulated” says ICT lawyer Arnoud Engelfriet. The Ministry of Economic Affairs could not be reached for comment.

Engelfriet notes that the proposal is not yet final; can now provide feedback, then the proposal can still be adjusted. interested It is a policy, so the law does not need to be modified.

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