On 14 September 2016 the Commission unveiled an ambitious overhaul of EU telecommunications law. The proposed reforms are the centrepiece of what the Commission is calling its “Connectivity Package”.
This is a bundle of legislative proposals and related initiatives released under the Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy whose common goal is to dramatically increase the speed and geographic coverage of … Continue Reading
Last week the Commission released a summary of the responses received in two of the three public consultations launched in September 2015, in what was the opening salvo of concrete policy initiatives under the Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy.
The geo-blocking consultation sought evidence on the effect of technical barriers and other unjustified restrictions imposed by websites and online service … Continue Reading
In December 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that could change the way Americans watch television. In a closely watched proceeding, the FCC proposed new rules to define which entities should be considered multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). The FCC sought comment on whether providers of IP-delivered video programming should have the … Continue Reading