Near Consensus on Importance of Open Internet

A public consultation on open internet and net neutrality has recently been conducted by the European Commission. Its aim was to look more deeply into issues such as internet traffic management, transparency, quality of service considerations and the EU's new telecom rules.

318 stakeholders provided their input. The main findings of the survey show that the EU’s revised telecoms framework adopted in 2009 supports the cause of net neutrality and that industry representatives are generally content with current market structures. However, some respondents are concerned about new internet business models that might cause net neutrality problems in the future and warn of possible discrimination problems undermining the competitiveness of the ICT sector.

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