After discussion with European officials, Netflix has committed to reducing the video quality by using a lower bitrate on its streaming service for 30 days in Europe as well as the UK.
Appeals were filed by different organisations, asking the court to review the decision that upheld the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules last October.
The BEREC Net Neutrality Guidelines, adopted in 2016, has been renamed the BEREC Guidelines on the Implementation of the Open Internet Regulation and it will be updated. In order to get input from all stakeholder groups, BEREC has prepared a document with information regarding the public consultation and the work done. In addition, the major clarifications are explained in this document.
Some months ago, NBN Co, a government-owned corporation that operates Australia's national broadband network, opened a consultation process asking resellers whether they would support ‘the development of a price response whereby charging of streaming video could be differentiated from the charging of other traffic/services
Researchers from Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Amherst published research that shows online video traffic throttling happens everywhere all the time and not only to avoid congestion and bottlenecks in Internet service provider (ISPs) networks.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally denied a net neutrality complaint filed against Verizon in July 2016, saying the allegations were independently investigated and it was not offered verified evidence that the company violated the net neutra
According to the EU open Internet rules, national regulatory authorities (NRAs) should monitor and ensure compliance with the provisions on the open Internet. Additionally, every year, NRAs provide reports to the European Commission and the Body of the European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
Another state in the USA is adopting its own net neutrality rules, as Maine Governor Janet Mills signs a net neutrality bill. According to the law, ‘a state entity may not commit state funds to an Internet service provider (ISP) unless the ISP agrees on providing net neutral services.