[ZDNet] Net neutrality heads for European Parliament vote

Net neutrality and the open internet in Europe got a boost on Thursday when a key European Parliament committee voted to protect them.

The industry committee unanimously adopted a resolution (PDF) backing the principles, which the parliament as a whole may now vote to adopt at a plenary session in November. [...] It points out the risks of departing from the principles of net neutrality, and reminds the recipients that regulators must be able to curtail anti-competitive behaviour.

The campaigning group La Quadrature du Net welcomed the committee vote. Its spokesman Jérémie Zimmermann noted it is "a political commitment from the European Parliament in favour of net neutrality, [aiming] to prevent telecom operators from restricting internet access".