Skip to comments.Public consultation on 'net neutrality' to delay EU rules on ISPs
Posted on 07/25/2012 1:18:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Plans for tighter EU rules on Internet service providers have been pushed back to 2013 after the European Commission this week launched a public consultation lasting until mid-October.
The EU executive is seeking information about whether service providers manipulate online traffic management to promote their own products, and give web users sufficient power to easily switch operators, as part of its response to the "net neutrality" debate.
The move comes weeks after BEREC, the pan-European group of national Internet regulators, published a report claiming that between 20 and 50 percent of Internet providers in Europe use software to block or restrict access to web sites and products run by rival companies.
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