BSG sets out views on net neutrality; encourages transparency for consumersbsg
The BSG has been engaged in the recent policy and regulatory debate on net neutrality.
A term not easy to define, our approach has been to focus on what the issues covered by the term actually mean for the development of services on the internet.
This has been demonstrated by the agenda we put together for our conference on 9 September, ‘Quality Time? Meeting consumer expectations with next generation services’.
We have also submitted responses to the consultation papers issued by Ofcom and the European Commission – available to download at the bottom of this post.
In both we have set out the challenges involved with regulators trying to pre-empt commercial innovations and their impact on consumers.
A key point also made in both papers is the importance of delivering helpful and transparent information to consumers about traffic management practices operators use and their impact on the services consumers will experience.
The BSG is now working with operators to develop a set of good practice principles to inform how information about traffic management is delivered to consumers.