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SharePoll: Is the European Parliament right to protect net neutrality by law or should ISPs be able to prioritise traffic and charge content providers?

The European Parliament (EP) recently voted to protect net neutrality with new laws, ensuring that ISPs are unable to prioritise certain types of traffic or charge content providers a premium for delivering their services. The subject of net neutrality has always been controversial but this was particularly surprising as it is the complete opposite of the approach taken by the US. We will be covering this news in more detail in a new article shortly, keep an eye out for that.

We’d like to know what you think about this ruling – do you think the EP are right to protect net neutrality or should they leave the market to regulate itself? Let us know your opinion by participating in our new poll and/or leaving us a comment below.

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One Response to “Poll: Is the European Parliament right to protect net neutrality by law or should ISPs be able to prioritise traffic and charge content providers?”

  1. Net neutrality is essential to the Internet as we know it. If content being requested by users mean too much cost is being incurred by ISPs then it suggests that current costing models are flawed. It’s notable that mobile providers are moving away from “unlimited” packages and effectively charge for bandwidth through the contract differentiation; possibly ISPs should follow suit.

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