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Net Neutrality Set to Become Law in the Netherlands

TMCnet - Responding to an ever-increasing practice by telecommunications companies of charging their customers for services like Skype (News - Alert) and WhatsApp, the Netherlands is set to enact net neutrality laws forcing carriers to guarantee access to all web content and applications equally.

On the heels of last week’s near unanimous vote by the Dutch Parliament in support of the new law, the Dutch House of Representatives was expected to overwhelmingly vote in favor of the law in a vote today.

The Netherlands would become the first European country to enact net neutrality into law.