Finally good EU news for Net Neutrality?
Today the European Parliament voted on the Telecoms Single Market proposal, a major legislative achievement protecting net neutrality that will have a crucial impact on how European users experience the internet for generations.
The net neutrality advocacy organization Access praised the passage of the amended proposal in a blog post. “The text adopted today introduces comprehensive measures preserving the open internet by providing a clear and binding definition of network neutrality,” the organization says. “It also provides safeguards against different forms of network discrimination by prohibiting the blocking or throttling of content and services, while also preventing anti-competitive commercial agreements. The adopted provisions ensure that traffic management measures are conducted only when necessary, proportionate, temporary, targeted, transparent and in accordance with the law.” [Wired][boingboing]
Neelie Kroes soon will hand-over the European digital agenda to her successor. She leaves with an important legacy now. Those parties, yes those individuals, that gave amendments and approved them made this especially happen. Success should be celebrated.