“Transparency is non-negotiable,” declared Europe’s new commissioner for digital issues, Neelie Kroes, in a speech last week laying out her thoughts on net neutrality. “In a complex system like the Internet, it must be crystal-clear what the practices of operators controlling the network mean for all users.”
Ms. Kroes’s comments reflect the decision made by the European Union in November to avoid any of the more extreme regulations that could stifle the innovation that has been the hallmark of the Internet. Instead, the union chose a more measured approach that emphasizes transparency.
This at odds with the Federal Communications Commission, which is currently considering versions of net neutrality regulation that would severely restrict firms’ business models and pricing flexibility.… Seguir leyendo »