Que Neelie Kroes Vice Presidente de la Comisión Europea para Agenda Digital declare que Internet no es inherentemente neutral cuando eso está enclavado en su arquitectura y hasta los creadores del CERN lo han declarado formalmente, es un sinstentido que solo muestra que Europa llega tarde a un debate donde las Telcos quieren destruir un ecosistema formado alrededor de ese concepto
In 2005, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) of the United States outlined four principles to encourage broadband deployment and preserve the open and interconnected nature of the public internet. These were rights for consumers: to access lawful internet content of their choice; to run applications and services of their choice, to connect devices of their choice and to have competition.
I can fully subscribe to these principles.
Moreover, the FCC is now proposing two additional principles, concerning non-discrimination and transparency. While the importance of increased transparency is clear, the real meaning and consequences of the non-discrimination principle should be carefully considered.
In fact, some are interpreting the non-discrimination principle as essentially preventing telecom operators from seeking commercial payments or agreements with content providers which deliver their highly capacity-consuming services through broadband networks and require a certain level of service for their transmission to be effective. That prospect raises a number of delicate and complex issues. These issues must be very carefully assessed before the EU gives any possible regulatory response.