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March 18, 2014

Could #NetNeutrality be under threat in Europe?

Some netizens see contradictions in the European Parliament's promise to ensure an open Internet.
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'Net Neutrality is in danger! Save the Internet!' Screenshot via YouTube.

The debate over net neutrality in Europe is heating up after the European Parliament's industry committee on Tuesday approved a controversial legislation package some say could threaten Internet use in Europe. The package, which will now head to the European Parliament's plenary session in April, aims to create a single market for telecoms in the EU.
 
The legislation has faced criticism since its proposal last year, primarily regarding alleged loopholes some Internet activists say could block content, increase the price of Internet services, and give preferential treatment to large corporations over tech start-ups. Despite these criticisms, EU officials and parliamentary leaders say the legislation safeguards open Internet principles.

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