[EuObserver] Brussles to tackle online blocking and throttling
Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes is to draft legislation on 'net neutrality' following data that between 20 and 50 percent of European Internet providers use software to block online access. [...]
Jeremie Zimmerman, spokesman for Internet freedom group La Quadrature du Net, said: "The Berec study clearly shows, telecoms operators are increasingly restricting their users' communications. Specific ports or protocols are often blocked, without adequate justification, and partner-services are being privileged at the expense of the rest of the Internet."
He added the commission should take steps to "ban operators from using the word 'Internet' if they block, throttle or charge differently for specific Internet services and applications." [...]