ISPs and govt to talk net neutrality

One of the most interesting aspects of this week's massive shakeup of EU telecoms rules was to do with net neutrality. To rather lazily lift a paragraph from the story we did on this on Wednesday:"The reform will guarantee that your internet service provider must clearly inform you in advance if they impose limitations on accessing certain sites," reads the Commission's statement.

One of the most interesting aspects of this week's massive shakeup of EU telecoms rules was to do with net neutrality. To rather lazily lift a paragraph from the story we did on this on Wednesday:

"The reform will guarantee that your internet service provider must clearly inform you in advance if they impose limitations on accessing certain sites," reads the Commission's statement. "This information will make it easier for you [end users] to decide whether you want to switch to another provider or not. National regulators will also have powers to intervene when the quality of service for transmission could be at risk."

We sought comment on this from the ISP Association at the time, but to no avail. However, I've just got word from them that they are meeting with BERR (formerly the DTI) on Monday to discuss the issue, and will likely have plenty to say after that. Keep 'em peeled.

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