On 6 August 2013, the Regulatory Authority (“Authority”) issued a Consultation Document entitled “Consultation: Email Mobility” in Matter C13/1000 (the “Email Mobility Consultation”).
The Email Mobility Consultation sought stakeholder feedback on a proposal to “facilitate subscribers switching” between Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) “by ensuring that Email services do not act as a barrier to switching.” More specifically, the Authority proposed that ISPs be required to provide “temporary, free-of-charge Email forwarding services” to subscribers that choose to move their service from one ISP to another.
Copies of submitted comments in response to the Authority’s Email Mobility Consultation in August and September 2013 can be reviewed here.
Upon review of those comments and having given further consideration to the proposed requirements set forth in the Email Mobility Consultation, the Authority has prepared this Preliminary Report on the comments received in response to the Email Mobility Consultation, as well as a Preliminary Decision and Order that the Authority proposes to adopt in this proceeding.
Interested parties are invited to comment on the Authority’s Preliminary Report and Preliminary Decision, the Proposed Order appearing in Annex B and the Proposed General Determination appearing in Annex C, as well as any other issues raised by the Authority’s proposed Email Mobility requirements. The Authority requests that commenting parties, in their responses, reference the numbers of the relevant questions as set forth in this Preliminary Report and Preliminary Decision. A complete list of questions presented appears in Annex A.