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Who Says European Net Neutrality Politics is Boring?

WSJ - So you thought European Parliament proceedings were boring, did you?

On Tuesday, four large trade associations representing competing sectors of the telecommunications and internet industry banded together to urge members of the European Parliament to back their views on net neutrality. That joint statement was unique, coming as it did from fierce competitors.

But less than 24 hours later, a sharp rebuke came in from the other side of the debate on how the internet in Europe should be governed.

On Wednesday morning, no fewer than eight public interest groups – EDRi, BEUC, Startups for Net Neutrality, Access, Greenhost, La Quadrature du Net, Openforum Europe and VONEurope — joined to rebuke the claims of the trade association.