[connect-bof] Germany and Dtag has some funny ideas http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/deutsche-telekom-pushes-all-german-internet-safe-from-spying-a-933013.html
Carsten Schiefner ripe-wgs.cs at schiefner.de
Wed Nov 13 14:00:56 CET 2013
Hi Will, all - On 13.11.2013 10:56, Will Hargrave wrote: > With increasing focus on liberalising the market for services in the > EU, excluding British companies from competing on a level footing > within the EU would be interesting. that comes in addition. And I recall issues when the Commission got already highly excited about much smaller and less obvious competition violations... > (e.g. consider Vodafone's recent acquisition of Kabel Deutschland) And now AT&T alledgedly has put an eye on VF: would this render KD inappropriate as a "national/Schengen EU Internet" carrier? > The prospect of countries 'pulling up the drawbridge' is concerning. > Politicians are finally realising that it is not the US dominance of > organisations like ICANN which matters to the Internet but the actual > network itself. We can expect similar rhetoric in the future. Unfortunately I can't disagree here. Best, -C.