Thursday, July 28, 2016

FSF Scholars Urge BEREC to Permit Zero-Rated Services

Yesterday, FSF President Randolph May and Senior Fellow Seth Cooper submitted a letter to the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) regarding BEREC's adoption of implementation guidelines for the European Union's network neutrality rules, urging BEREC to permit innovative and pro-consumer zero-rated services. Mr. May and Mr. Cooper stated that the adoption of a case-by-case analysis of zero-rated services as opposed to an across-the-board ban would benefit consumers, especially low-income consumers, with low-cost choices for access to broadband.