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Net neutrality hysterics: Stop crying wolf

Silicon.com - Net neutrality is big news again, but it's a storm in a teacup that risks diverting attention from more significant problems with the internet in the UK, says Natasha Lomas.

News this week that BT Wholesale is launching a service that will allow ISPs to deliver online video faster has reignited the smouldering net neutrality debate in the UK, with claims that this could be the end of the open internet as we know it.

BT Content Connect, which will launch at the end of the first quarter of this year, will be offered as a managed service to fixed and mobile broadband providers. BT Retail will also use it for delivering the BBC's iPlayer on-demand TV service via BT's IPTV offering, BT Vision.