Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Spiegel": Rösler wants to prevent telecom throttling - Dobelner Allgemeine Zeitung

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    The public protest against the decelerator at Deutsche Telekom an impact. Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd / Archive

  • Berlin (dpa) – German Economics Minister Philipp Rösler (FDP) is serious about his plans for equal Internet access for all citizens. According to a “mirror” so that could be averted and the controversial speed-throttling of Deutsche Telekom report. Officers Rösler had a draft regulation “to ensure network neutrality” worked because the Ministry of Economy with the existing concessions of the Bonn group was not satisfied in the dispute. A ministry spokesman confirmed on Sunday that the Cabinet before the election in three months, an appropriate paper to be presented. “The internet in its current manner and form to be maintained.” However, the planned legal guarantee of the so-called net neutrality is “independent of the current discussion about the business model of the Telekom”. Net neutrality means that all content on the Internet will be treated equally, or transmitted the same speed. The Telekom tariff for new cust omers or changer that since 2 May have entered into an agreement announced at a volume limit Internet traffic. However, you should only take effect from 2016. If the limit is exceeded, the transmission speed is throttled – but much less than originally planned. So far, however, the company intends to exclude own deals as the video service “Entertain” it. Just see it as a violation of the critic network neutrality. Rösler’s plan is that network operators own or third-party content “generally not preferred convey” may. In case of violations, the Agency should be able to intervene. Bundestag and Bundesrat must approve the plan yet. “We do not know the design, follow the whole thing with great interest,” said a spokesman for the telecoms “Spiegel”.

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