EU favours consumer choice over net neutrality

AMSTERDAM -- European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes won't legislate net neutrality for all, but those who want "access to a robust, best-efforts Internet with all the applications they wish" should have the opportunity

Published on: May 30th, 2012 loek essers

Dutch Senate passes net neutrality law

AMSTERDAM -- The Netherlands is the first country in Europe to adopt a net neutrality law aftert the Senate adopted changes Tuesday in a new Telecom Law. The changes to the law were approved

Published on: May 9th, 2012 loek essers

Net neutrality advocates hope Dutch law will inspire

Network neutrality advocates are hoping the rest of Europe will be inspired by the Dutch government's work to protect the Internet using legislation. On Tuesday, Dutch lawmakers were supposed to approve telecom legislation that

Published on: June 15th, 2011 Mikael Ricknas

ISPs to focus on charging for content: Vendor

Content will be king in 2011 for service providers, predicts a Canadian-based billing and operational support software company.Flavio Gomes, CEO of Cambridge, Ont.-based LogiSense Corp., believes that this year telephone, cable and Internet

Published on: January 10th, 2011 Howard Solomon

SIDEBAR: The new FCC rules

Following are exerpts from the FCC's new net neutrality rules:  Rule 1: TransparencyA person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service shall publicly disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance,

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Howard Solomon

US regulator partly follows Canada on net neutrality

The U.S. regulator of telecommunications has adopted Internet neutrality rules allowing traffic management that in some ways look remarkably like those of Canada.  In a 3-2 decision on Tuesday, members of the Federal

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Howard Solomon

Google-Verizon: Will a parallel non-Internet help?

In spite of the fact that the net neutrality proposal that Google Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. published on Aug. 9 was not much like what the rumour mill predicted as late as

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Scott Bradner

How Canada, U.S. differ on ISP traffic management

For the time being, Internet providers in the U.S. have something their Canadian counterparts don’t: Complete freedom to manage their traffic in any way they see fit. That’s the result of a U.S.

Published on: April 6th, 2010 howard solomon and grant gross

Digital Nation policy needs specifics

The Conservative government will soon launch a public consultation on the matter of a digital economy strategy to make Canada more competitive. But while the dialogue will be helpful, one industry observer warns

Published on: April 6th, 2010 Kathleen Lau