Have your say on Internet speed and quality: the Commission launches a 360° review of telecoms rules

Today the European Commission is opening a debate on the future of Europe’s telecoms rulebook with the launch of two public consultations, one on Europeans’ broadband needs and the other focusing on the review of the current telecoms framework. The Commission wants to hear from all users, organisations, public bodies, and businesses across all sectors – from telecoms and ICT to agriculture, from education to automotive, from services and industry, and especially those that develop applications and services that depend on connectivity. Following the evaluation process, the Commission will present its proposal on how to address the identified challenges in telecoms and broadband. Creating the right conditions for digital products, networks and services to flourish is part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy presented in May. Progress has already been made: earlier this year, EU institutions agreed on strong net neutrality rules protecting the right of every European to access Internet content without discrimination and on the end roaming charges by June 2017 (a press release is available here). The two consultations are open until 7 December 2015. More details are available here.