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[IPtegrity] Is The EU Council Trying To Delete Net Neutrality?

After President Obama’s recent statement in support of a strong net neutrality law, many European citizens will be disappointed at the EU’s latest position as the political battle for the Internet reprises. […]

It is now moving into a new stage which means it has to go to the Council of Ministers - the governments of the 28 countries. The Council is examining it for the first time, and needs to come to its own position. That’s what this is all about. […]

[WashingtonPost] A telecom regulator accuses Netflix of trying to create its own "fast lanes"

Netflix is trying to gain an unfair advantage over its competitors by setting up "fast lanes" for its content, according to a Republican regulator at the Federal Communications Commission. […]

[TheRegister] Ex-EU digi supremo Steelie Neelie's net neutrality bid in tatters?

Former EU digital tzar Neelie Kroes’ net neutrality plans for the Continent may be chucked out by national governments. […]

EDRi head Joe McNamee says the draft waters down proposed protections, claiming that “without meaningful and enforceable net neutrality provisions” the law would achieve exactly the opposite of an open internet. […]

[Gigaom] Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started

Here come more leaks, and more reasons to suspect that the European Union is not going to get the hard-won net neutrality law it seemed likely to get just months ago. […]

[Blogs.Wsj] Rip It Up and Start Again: The Plan For EU Telecoms Legislation?

The new European Commission looks like it could seriously change direction in some policy areas, according to a letter sent from new commission president Jean-Claude Juncker [...] including a major reworking of the Digital Single Market package, the EU’s proposed overhaul of European telecommunication rules. The letter, a copy of which has been seen by Real Time Brussels, says:

[Gigaom] EU net neutrality law, almost a done deal, may face restart

Back in April, the European Parliament approved [...] telecommunications reforms that would bring in net neutrality [...]. This “Telecom Package” is currently approaching its final hurdle – approval by EU member states, who are negotiating it with the new European Commission – but it now looks like the Commission is about to hit rewind or worse.

[Slate] FCC's net neutrality trial balloon should never fly.

[...] FCC [Federal Communications Commission] Chairman Tom Wheeler is floating a “trial balloon” for its net neutrality rule. If the reports are accurate, the proposal would ignore 3.7 million comments that almost unanimously urge the FCC to ban fast and slow lanes and to adopt straightforward, solid legal authority[...]. In addition to ignoring the public, it would also ignore dozens of senators and members of Congress in Wheeler’s own party, not to mention the president who appointed him. [...]

[TheGuardian] Net neutrality advocates to protest against 'hybrid' FCC solution in dozens of cities

Protests planned outside White House and in other cities in ongoing battle over creation of internet ‘fast lanes’ by cable and telecoms companies [...]

[TorrentFreak] MPAA Lobbies Lawmakers On Internet Tax And Net Neutrality

Every year the MPAA spends millions of dollars in Washington to guarantee their anti-piracy interests are secured. In the most recent quarter the Hollywood group added several of its topics to the agenda of U.S. lawmakers, including Internet tax and net neutrality. […]

[ArsTechnica] FCC Reportedly Close To Reclassifying ISPs As Common Carriers

The head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reportedly close to proposing a "hybrid approach" to network neutrality in which Internet service providers would be partially reclassified as common carriers, letting the commission take a harder stance against Internet fast lane deals. […]

[Forbes] In Search Of A Governance. Who Will Win The Battle For The Internet?

There’s a battle going on, and it’s raging for the future of the Internet. From net neutrality, to the so-called right to be forgotten, to the multi-stakeholder or multilateral approach to Internet Governance, several bodies and institutions are busy at forging the future of what is probably the greatest human invention of recent times. […]

[RT] Battle for a fair Internet begins

Web fighters battling for Internet equality. Assange ally Jeremy Zimmerman explains why it's such an important clash to win.

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[Gigaom] Google is sitting out the net neutrality fight. Here are 4 possible reasons

The FCC is moving closer to announcing new net neutrality rules and yet Google — the most influential company on the subject — still won’t step into the debate. Here’s four popular theories why it won’t. […]

[Wired] Free Mobile Data Plans Are Going to Crush the Startup Economy

The deal sounds great: Stream unlimited music without any data charges. The offer from T-Mobile includes popular services such as Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora. These apps will no longer count against your data plan, the company announced recently, no matter how much you stream across its 4G LTE network. [...]