Merkel speaks out against net neutrality - The Local: "At the Vodafone-hosted Digitising Europe conference in Berlin, she called for a splitting of services, "one for free internet, and the other for special services", adding that it was up to Brussels to negotiate how it would work.
"An innovation-friendly internet means that there is a guaranteed reliability for special services," she said. "These can only develop when predictable quality standards are available".
Merkel added that these special services would run over existing internet infrastructure.
Social Democratic Party (SPD) MEP Petra Kammerevert told The Local that this would make it more difficult to find a common European position on net neutrality.
"If Merkel goes into negotiations with the position she's outlined today, it will be very difficult for the European Council to find a common position," she said." 'via Blog this'