CONSULTATION ON NET NEUTRALITY.
The consultation on net neutrality carried out by the European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) will take place from 17 March to 28 April (and not between 17 and 28 April, as wrongly indicated in Europolitics 4827). This consultation deals with BEREC's report on systems for monitoring the quality of internet access services. The consultation covers two cases: on the one hand, transparency for users, and on the other regulatory supervisions with regard to the potential degradation of service. The consultation comes with BEREC's draft recommendations on monitoring parameters and systems and on the potential "opt-in," which allows for participation in monitoring systems on a voluntary basis. Several member states have already adopted legislation guaranteeing internet accessibility, among them the Netherlands, Finland and Slovenia. The UK opts for self-regulation. France and Norway have decreed "guidelines" from decisions to implement internet monitoring devices.