[Reuters] Telecoms firms brace for EU net neutrality vote this week

European lawmakers will vote on proposals this week that could severely restrict telecoms operators from mining a potentially lucrative revenue source by charging content providers more to deliver services at faster speeds [...]

If accepted, the proposals would put Europe ahead of the United States, where a court struck down federal rules on net neutrality in January following a challenge by Verizon Communications. [...]

"We are worried that all Internet access providers will make deals with big content providers. The proposals from the greens, socialists and liberals will make sure small providers are not excluded," said Felix Treguer at advocacy group La Quadrature du Net.