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What's the Net Net on Neelie Kroes's EU Net Neutrality?

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - It's been a while since I wrote about net neutrality, but of course it's never gone away as an important theme. Indeed, it was inevitable that it would start to rear its ugly head again, since so many powerful companies have vested interests in destroying it. For example, in Germany the telecom giant Deutsch Telekom (DT) has already made a move to kill net neutrality by giving preference to its own IPTV platform. This has led to a heated debate about net neutrality in that country (for those who read German, the site hilf-telekom.de offers some hilarious satire of DT on the subject.)

In the UK, the net neutrality debate is not quite so visible, but that may well change in the wake of an interesting speech given this week by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda. It was entitled "The EU, safeguarding the open internet for all", and contains the following proposals: