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FCC receives zero-rating complaints; BEREC is lobbied

The FCC has received more than 100,000 complaints from Americans calling on the regulator to take strong enforcement action if and when companies violate the FCC's Open Internet Order with zero-rating schemes. The action is supported by groups such as Fight for Freedom. The FCC's current position is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. But other agencies, such as the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) "strongly support free data and zero-rating programmes". See Meanwhile website owners in Europe have been protesting to BEREC, the EU body of regulators, about 'loopholes' that would let ISPs sell 'fast lanes' to large companies. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has also urged BEREC to apply strong EU net neutrality rules by setting out robust and consistent guidelines for national regulators. Read More 


  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

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