Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Call for More Clarity on Net Access in Europe

O'Brien, Kevin. "A Call for More Clarity on Net Access in Europe," The New York Times, June 6, 2012.

From the article: "In Europe, the debate over unrestricted Internet access — so-called net neutrality — has shifted to a core question: How much should the European Union intervene when mobile Internet service p
roviders restrict Web access?... For example, many mobile operators prohibit the use of Skype, the free Internet calling service, because they prefer consumers pay to make calls….

The European neutrality debate has involved greater legal scrutiny of the traffic management strategies used by mobile operators. Current law permits European operators to manage traffic and assure adequate speeds and access for all." Read more