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#NetNeutrality: EU rules out blocking online content, application and services

#NetNeutrality: EU rules out blocking online content, application and services

The Devil is in the details they say, and this was part of the reaction the Commission received when Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Gunter Oettinger proposed the Telecom Single Market Regulation back in 2013. For the very first time, the principle of net neutrality as enshrined in EU law sets out the detail on ruling […]

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#Digital: From geo-blocking to cloud computing – Parliament’s guide to the digital age

#Digital: From geo-blocking to cloud computing – Parliament’s guide to the digital age

Every day 315 million Europeans use the internet, but challenges still remain for consumers and companies alike. The European Commission presented its strategy for a digital single market in 2015. In addition Parliament and the Council agreed to ban roaming fees in 2017 and guarantee equal treatment for all internet traffic. On 25 May MEPs […]

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Net neutrality: Four things to know about new rules being voted on

Net neutrality: Four things to know about new rules being voted on

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Net neutrality is crucial to the future development of the internet. It is the principle that all online traffic should be treated equally, regardless of the type of content or platforms involved. On 27 October MEPs are set to debate and vote on new rules on net neutrality, following an agreement reached with EU governments […]

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GSMA supports regulatory reforms to create a digital single market for Europe

GSMA supports regulatory reforms to create a digital single market for Europe

Following today’s meeting of the member state ambassadors to the EU, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, commented: “The GSMA fully supports the efforts of President Juncker to establish a European Digital Single Market and is committed to help realizing this goal in the near future. While we believe that the reduction in scope of the […]

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Net Neutrality is critical for Europe’s future

Net Neutrality is critical for Europe’s future

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Sir Tim Berners-Lee (pictured), Founding Director, World Wide Web Foundation As inventor of the World Wide Web, people often ask me – “What’s next? What will be the next big thing on the Web”? The truth is, I cannot tell. Why? When I designed the Web, I deliberately built it as a neutral, creative and […]

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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on blog of VP Ansip: ‘Net neutrality is critical for Europe’s future’

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on blog of VP Ansip: ‘Net neutrality is critical for Europe’s future’

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip (pictured) presented this morning on his blog the guest post of World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “Sir Tim makes important and valid points on the issue of net neutrality and the need for establishing European rules so that it remains protected. I find his thoughts to be especially timely given the […]

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Net neutrality coalition urges EU to be open internet champion

Net neutrality coalition urges EU to be open internet champion

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed an open letter alongside a broad coalition of digital stakeholders, urging the EU Council of Ministers to support strong and clear net neutrality rules in the Single Telecoms Market Proposal for a Regulation. Ahead of an informal dinner of EU Telecom Minister on the proposed Telecoms Single Market Regulation […]

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