European Commission Seeks Public Input On Preservation Of The Open Internet

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By Matthew Gibson for Intellectual Property Watch

The European Commission (EC) announced today that it would begin a period of public consultation on the subject of internet neutrality.

The Commission is open to input from all interested public and private parties and hopes to receive feedback in particular on the subjects of internet traffic management, transparency, consumers switching providers, and operator network interconnection issues. The EC plans to combine the information it receives from this open comment period with the recent findings of the Body of European Regulators of European Communications (BEREC) report to create practical recommendations to preserve European net neutrality.

The full European Commission press release can be found here.

The press release regarding the BEREC internet traffic report released in May can be found here.

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