The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications ("BEREC") at the end of August released Guidelines on the Implementation by National Regulators of European Net Neutrality Rules ("Guidelines"). The Guidelines were issued under Article 5(3) of the November 2015 EU Regulation on open internet access and mobile roaming, which mandated BEREC to issue guidelines to implement the net neutrality rules under that regulation. Although not strictly binding, the Guidelines are nearly so. Article 3(3) of the EU regulation establishing BEREC requires NRAs and the European Commission to "take the utmost account" of BEREC opinions and guidelines. This means that, for at least the near future, the EU will have a stricter regulatory environment for net neutrality than almost anywhere else, including the United States.