[ZDNet] Net neutrality? Let the market decide, says Europe's digital chief

Europe's digital chief Neelie Kroes supports the right of ISPs to choose how they manage internet traffic that flows over their networks. [...]

ISP practices like inspecting internet traffic and restricting the flow of certain types of data violate the principle of net neutrality - the idea that no bit of information sent over the internet should be prioritised over another. With The Netherlands passing legislation last year guaranteeing net neutrality, there have been calls for the concept to be enshrined in European law - an idea that Kroes appears to reject. [...]