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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Nothing to see here? Commission closes investigation will continue to monitor the sector

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Antitrust: Commission closes investigation into internet connectivity services but will continue to monitor the sector: "Commission found no evidence of behaviour aimed at foreclosing transit services from the market or at providing an unfair advantage to the telecoms operators' own proprietary content services, in breach of EU rules that prohibit the abuse of a dominant market position (Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union).

Nevertheless, it is important that users are aware of the interconnection policies pursued by their internet access providers and the impact that this may have on the quality of service obtained from certain content providers, whose content requires a high bandwidth (e.g. video streaming). The Commission will therefore continue to monitor the sector closely." 'via Blog this'

Proving that Cogent cannot rely on EC markets - or that antitrust is fundamentally unsuited to net neutrality consumer issues? It took 15 months to reach this point. Perhaps after Almunia retires, things might improve? Given the new Commissioner's closeness to DTelekom, perhaps not...

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