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Is the EU Moving Towards Net Neutrality Legislation?

Tambini, Damian (2013) Is the EU Moving Towards Net Neutrality Legislation? Media Policy Blog (05 Jun 2013). Website.

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Speaking to MEPs in Brussels, European Commission VP Neelie Kroes recently promised “to fight with her last breath” for a common telecoms market, including an open internet and specifically mentioned net neutrality. The EU has in the past come out in favour of an open and neutral internet, but with few visible consequences. Following a 2009 declaration from the Commission and a consultation on the issue, in 2011 the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it declared that the “lack of net neutrality hurts both businesses, consumers and society as whole” and called for a common approach to net neutrality across the Union. Nevertheless, of the EU Member States only the Netherlands and the Republic of Slovenia have net neutrality enshrined in legislation. Might the Commission go as far as putting it into a Directive and making it European law? The Commissioner seems to be making a strong case on several fronts and is receiving some support.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 13:35
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:09

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