The 7-point agreement is not quite Amazon net neutrality, but its near as dammit and shows that real battles lie over mobile/wireless net neutrality in future on both sides of the Atlantic (Google caved: see point 6). Verizon has conceded at least no negative discrimination, and real consumer transparency [edit: I optimistically thought they also conceded FRAND, wishful thinking].
Its not clear how co-regulatory the outcome will be. Note fining powers and No.5 - which says Amazon net neutrality but without FRAND. Here's an edit of their own edit:
- FCC’s current wireline broadband openness principles would [be] fully enforceable at the FCC.
- [Also] new, enforceable prohibition against discriminatory practices [Includes] presumption against prioritization of Internet traffic - including paid prioritization [but see point 5 below]. So, in addition to not blocking or degrading of Internet content and applications, wireline broadband providers also could not favor particular Internet traffic over other traffic.
- Enforceable transparency rules, for both wireline and wireless services [like Europe and Canada, but how enforced?]. Broadband providers would be required to give consumers clear, understandable information [and] also provide to application and content providers information about network management practices and any other information they need to ensure that they can reach consumers.
- New enforcement mechanism for the FCC on a case-by-case basis [like Canada], using a complaint-driven process... could impose a penalty of up to $2 million.
- [QoS is OK if its not in the pipe] allow broadband providers to offer additional, differentiated online services, in addition to the Internet access and video services (such as Verizon's FIOS TV) offered today [e.g.] health care monitoring, the smart grid, advanced educational services, or new entertainment and gaming options.
- [Not like Canada or Europe] We would not now apply most of the wireline principles to wireless, except for the transparency requirement. [Instead] Government Accountability Office to report to Congress annually on developments in the wireless broadband marketplace.
- Reform Universal Service Fund, deploying broadband in areas not now available [Burstein on this joyous fight].