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The EU has launched a probe on Net Neutrality. The EU has announced a formal investigation into the way that Internet providers managed their traffic on their networks. The EU has asked the bloc's 27 member countries to probe whether Internet providers block or slow down services in a way that harms consumers. This investigation will target both fixed and mobile Internet providers and the results published at the end of the year.
If national telecommunication regulators find that providers are not transparent enough about how they manage their services or make it too difficult for users to switch the European Commission may propose new legislation to protect the principle of 'network neutrality'.
In your opinion will other economic blocs follow?
It will be interesting to see the outcome of this. What time frame we can expect to see some results?
Also wandering how netizens can participate.
The EU regulatory investigation on internet traffic management by fixed and mobile service providers which could result in new rules to safeguard “net neutrality” may probably be complete before 25th May,which is the date when new transparency rules on traffic management policies come into force.
Not sure if netizens have an opportunity to participate in the investigations - probably this depends on the methodology used by national regulators.