[Guardian.Co.Uk] EU decides against stricter net neutrality rules

Legislation to prevent a 'two-speed' internet, with some content arriving faster than others, has been ruled out

The European commission has decided against introducing legislation to protect net neutrality, saying media scrutiny and giving consumers enough information about their internet service provider will be sufficient to protect an "open and neutral" internet. [...]

"This simplistic spin does not stand the test of reality. In practice, millions of users can only chose one operator to connect to the internet, either because of geographical or commercial constraints," said La Quadrature du Net, a France-based online civil liberties group.