Europe launches Net Neutrality probe

The European Commission has announced earlier in the year that it would investigate Net Neutrality. On June 30 2010 a three month public consultation period was launched. A report is promised by the end of the year.

European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes said: “I am committed to keeping the internet open and neutral. Consumers should be able to access the content they want. Content providers and operators should have the right incentives to keep innovating. But traffic management and net neutrality are highly complex issues. I do not assume that one approach or another should prevail. We need input from all sides so we can examine all the issues carefully, in a very objective way, strike the right balance between all the interests involved and work out what new measures, if any, may be needed.”