EU: Crunch time for European net neutrality rules

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"EU telecoms regulators said yesterday (6 June) that a new net neutrality law would give Europe stronger internet traffic rules than the United States, where a year-old regulation is facing legal challenges.

“In Europe we have a regulation that is more robust and a more legal-based approach. So from our point of view Europe is far ahead on the issue,” said Wilhelm Eschweiler, the vice president of Germany’s telecoms regulator Bundesnetzagentur and current chair of BEREC, the group of European regulators."

See: Europe will have stronger net neutrality rules than the US, regulators say (EurActiv, link)

Background: Make-or-break summer for EU Net Neutrality – First stop: Vienna (EDRi, link): "Vienna, city of diplomacy and birthplace of countless international deals, will soon host crucial negotiations on the future of the open internet. On 3 June, EU Telecom regulators will gather in Vienna to discuss the implementation of new EU Net Neutrality laws. Following mass mobilisation in India and the USA, the expectations to deliver real net neutrality are high."

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