European Commission launches consultation on net neutrality

And so it begins.

The European Commission this morning launched a consultation on key questions regarding the contentious issues of net neutrality and the open Internet.

The consultation covers such issues as whether ISPs should be allowed to adopt traffic management practices, prioritizing one kind of Internet traffic over another. This has become an issue with the onset of broadband and Internet services which require more bandwidth, such as VoIP or online TV. Essentially, the EC wants to find out whether these practices would create any problems (economical, technical or otherwise) and have ‘unfair effects’ for users.

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