A comparison between European and US approaches to net neutrality - Nkom:
"there must be clear rules regarding which services that can be approved as specialised services. First, the traffic from such services must be isolated from the traffic on the Internet, and second, specialised services must not be provided at the expense of Internet access services.
Regarding the former, the proposed European rules remain unclear, while the US rules say that “these services use some form of network management to isolate the capacity used by these services from that used by broadband Internet access services”.
Regarding the latter, the European rules say that sufficient capacity shall be available so that “the availability and quality of internet access services for other end-users are not impaired in a material manner”, a wording actually allowing degradation of the quality of the Internet access service!
Specialised services use built-in QoS mechanisms, and don’t need protection against Internet access services. It is the other way round, Internet access services need protection against specialised services!" 'via Blog this'