The guidelines are designed to give National Regulatory Authorities direction in implementing the Net Neutrality Regulation. BEREC is the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications. It was established in November 2009 as part of the Telecom Reform Package.
“We believe that the ambitions of the Digital Single Market strategy are shared by industry and legislators alike. We recognise that the potential for digital transformation must not be fettered by overly prescriptive rules that will stifle innovation and put lead boots on the boundless potential of our digital technology,” said Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman, Cable Europe.
“Much rests now on the use of these guidelines by regulators, which whilst allowing National Regulatory Authorities the necessary autonomy could result in a negative outcome for progressive innovation. We urge the NRAs to embrace the ambitions of the Digital Single Market, and look forward to working with them as we turn the potential of Europe’s digital future into a reality”.
Cable Europe, the body representing Europe’s cable operators, says it’s crucial that the regulation is implemented in the spirit as well as the letter.