New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality • The Register: "In response to early questions about net neutrality, Oettinger talked about a stage-by-stage solution, but failed to clarify what he meant when asked what exactly he understands by net neutrality. Instead, he offered to explain it at a later date.
Austrian MEP Michel Reimon, who asked the question, was unimpressed, and said: “With net neutrality you have to get it right, right away, you cannot achieve it in pieces.”
There is already a draft law on net neutrality protections on the table, and Oettinger says he has no problems with it, adding, “We have to do everything we can so that no one is disadvantaged when they go on the net” – whatever that means.
Oettinger said the “rules of net neutrality can only be departed from when there is a public interest,” later arguing that “culture is a public interest.” Expect lobby groups to spin what this means in the coming days." 'via Blog this'