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+ - EU telecom commisionary revs up net neutrality->

fey000 writes: "Net neutrality comes to Europe. European Union telecoms commisionary Neelie Kroes is speaking out against the unfair business practices of european ISPs, mentioning throttling, extra levies on competing traffic, and the ever common practice of killing Skype communications. She demands clear cut information on broadband speeds (not just the theoretical maximum, but the expected speed customers will receive), the ability to quickly and easily switch service provider, and a definitive minimum quality on services. Last, if ISPs do not meet these demands, EU might take legal actions to enforce a fair competition. The net neutrality investigation will be performed by EU:s own Berec department and is to be presented at the end of the year.
Would new regulatory laws be the saving grace of Europe online? Or will this turn into another fiasco serving only the telecoms?

Original article in swedish, translated article at http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/bryssel-kraver-rattvis-tillgang-till-internet_6115503.svd&prev=_t"

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