EU Parlament stimmt für Netzneutralität

EU-ParlamentBei der heutigen Abstimmung im EU-Parlament, konnten sich Sozialdemokraten, Grüne, Linke und die Liberalen mit einigen Änderungsanträgen durchsetzen. Die Abgrenzung zwischen Specialised Service und Internet sind verbessert worden und die befürchteten Schlupflöcher sind z.T. gesschlossen. Die wesentlichen Definitionen sind (basierend auf den angenommenen Änderungsanträgen):

(14) „internet access service“ means a publicly available electronic communications service that provides connectivity to the internet in accordance with the principle of net neutrality, and thereby connectivity between virtually all end points of the internet, irrespective of the network technologies or terminal equipment used;

(15) „specialised service“ means an electronic communications service optimised for specific content, applications or services, or a combination thereof, provided over logically distinct capacity, relying on strict admission control, offering functionality requiring enhanced quality from end to end and that is not marketed or usable as a substitute for internet access service;

2. Providers of internet access, of electronic communications to the public and providers of content, applications and services shall be free to offer specialised services to end-users. Such services shall only be offered if the network capacity is sufficient to provide them in addition to internet access services and they are not to the detriment of the availability or quality of internet access services. Providers of internet access to end-users shall not discriminate between functionally equivalent services or applications.

4. End-users shall be provided with complete information in accordance with Article 20(2), Article 21(3) and Article 21a of Directive 2002/22/EC, including information on any traffic management measures applied that might affect access to and distribution of information, content, applications and services as specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article.

Ein finaler Text vom EU-Parlament liegt noch nicht vor.

Hier die ALDE-Vorschläge 234-236, die durchgekommen sind.

ETNO is not amused.

Update: Die offiziellen neuen Texte sind da! (Part 1 ab Seite 136)

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