The Minister argues that one cannot expect providers to provide access to third party online services that may compete with their own.
So self regulation will not do the trick and the Minister will therefore adhere to the Dutch implementation of Net Neutrality and will not support ETNO’s proposal to allow telecom operators and providers to charge the operators of certain online services (Google, Apple, Facebook) for providing access to those services. Something that can also make life difficult for startups.
Minister Verhagen will try and convey this message to other members of the International Telecommunication Union.
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