"Can we keep our hands off the net?" fragte sich ApComms ("an independent group of MPs and Lords, from all political parties") in einer aktuellen Untersuchung. Die Ergebnisse und Empfehlungen sind im Abschlussbericht zusammengestellt (mehr dazu auch bei TJ McIntyre) und Scott Vine). Interessant sind aus meiner Sicht vor allem zwei Punkte:
Zu network neutrality:
"From the evidence we have received we are persuaded that in the UK, at present, 'network neutrality' is being delivered by market mechanisms. However, we also believe that the evidence shows that this situation could change. Therefore, we recommend that Ofcom keep the issue of 'network neutrality' under review and include a section in each annual report that indicates whether there are any signs of change."
Zur Werbung für Breitbanddienste:
"We are unimpressed by the current approach of advertising a maximum speed, which few if any customers will actually achieve. Although we recognise that speeds can be affected by many different variables, we do not consider the current method of advertising broadband speeds to be acceptable. ... Hence we recommend that Ofcom regulate to require ISPs to advertise a minimum guaranteed speed for broadband connections."