[The Inquirer] Net Neutrality to be curbed in the EU

AS US REGULATORS consider new legislation to protect net neutrality, European citizens are set to have their internet freedoms significantly curbed.

The debate on net neutrality revolves around whether telcoms firms should be allowed to intentionally speed up or slow down traffic based on which service or application is being used. [...]

The conciliation procedure will begin on 29 September and the committee from the European Parliament that will debate the issue has been picked, said the source.

This means that pretty much the only remaining option for citizens concerned about restrictions on their internet freedoms is to join in a campaign spearheaded by a French citizen rights group, La Quadrature du Net (LQDN), which calls for net neutrality to be protected. So far more than 50 NGOs from 12 member states have signed up to the agenda. [...]