EDRi’s response to FCC consultation on net neutrality
The US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) consultation on net neutrality “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet” initially had a deadline of 15 July, which was subsequently extended due to the huge volume of responses (reportedly above one million).
In Europe, the Council is now now edging towards a decision on whether it should accept or reject the democratic decision of the European Parliament to support net neutrality. As things stand, it appears that the Council will reject the views of European citizens and the European Parliament. The two most likely outcomes are the abandonment of the entire telecoms single market regulation or support for the kind of meaningless, uenforceable, failed “code of conduct” approach chosen by the UK.