[CIO] EU Commissioner Kroes Won’t Be Bullied on Net Neutrality, Says Spokesman

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[…] In her blog on Thursday, Kroes said consumers should be free to make their own choices about their Internet subscriptions, but that this « does not preclude consumers from subscribing to more differentiated, limited Internet offers, possibly for a lower price. »

La Quadrature du Net interpreted this to mean that « Kroes supports the creation of a fragmented Internet, banning innovation and opening the door to unacceptable censorship. »

« By deliberately ignoring that such offers would change almost nothing for operators in terms of cost, but would allow them to avoid investing in the development of network capacity while restraining possibilities for citizen participation, Neelie Kroes takes into account only short-term private interests that run contrary to public interest, » the organization said in a press statement. […]