European Parliament Rejects Net Neutrality Protections

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European Parliament Rejects Net Neutrality Protections

via The Hollywood Reporter: Proponents of net neutrality suffered a major setback Tuesday when European politicians voted against enshrining in law the concept of treating all online data equally.

The European Parliament voted against all proposed net neutrality amendments to a bill on the European single market for electronic communications.

The original bill ostensibly upholds the principle of net neutrality, but opponents say it contains a number of loopholes that could lead to a tiered Internet where service providers could deliver data from different sources at different speeds. This could potentially allow cable companies and other ISPs to favor their own services over competitors, providing so-called fast lanes for their preferred data. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter

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