The fact that Kroes now only wants Internet Service Providers to be more transparent about their practices and will not take any additional measures probably means that:
1. Kroes realizes that bandwidth management, filtering and blocking measures are needed because the internet infrastructure cannot accommodate just everyone anyway;
2. Differentiation between services and having data distributors pay for access to the infrastructure can be a nice cash cow (content vs infrastructure) much similar to how cable providers are making money.
All of this puts the recent speech of Neelie Kroes in an entirely different perspective:
Now we need to find solutions to make the Internet a place of freedom, openness, and innovation fit for all citizens, not just for the techno avant-garde.
What can freedom online give us?
For one thing, a huge economic boost. An open Internet can power innovation, surge productivity. And can put innovation tools into the hands of ordinary, enterprising people.
That’s why I’m convinced web entrepreneurs are the key to our future growth. And I want to make sure they have the tools to innovate.
Dutch language news article:
EU Report Reveals P2P Traffic Interference By ISPs