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The European Parliament has passed the flawed compromise text on net neutrality without including any of the amendments that would have closed serious loopholes. The vote, with 500 in favour, and 163 against, took place in a plenary session a few hours after a rather lacklustre debate this morning, which was attended by only 50 MEPs out of the European Parliament's total of 751, indicating little interest in this key topic among most European politicians. The Greens MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht called the result a "dirty deal."

Net neutrality: EU votes in favour of Internet fast lanes and slow lanes


Sucks to have politicals so disinterested in securing your digital future.
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Honestly, this is fine. If done properly, this can improve how networks are run and result in lower costs to the consumer AND the provider.
I understand why some people might be afraid but no one ever talks about the upsides.
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Honestly, this is fine. If done properly, this can improve how networks are run and result in lower costs to the consumer AND the provider.
I understand why some people might be afraid but no one ever talks about the upsides.

People don't talk about the upsides because they understand that those upsides only exist in a world where political and commercial interests wouldn't have the potential to overwhelm straight network engineering. Since we don't live in such a world, there is little reason to speculate about what benefits might exist if we did.
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This topic is getting rather... political.

On topic, though. For some countries this may actually be an improvement. Sadly, for a few including my own, it's actually going to make things a lot worse. My government actually has better protection of Net neutrality at the moment, now they are going to have to change things for the worse. doh.gif
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Since we don't seem to be able to discuss this without delving into politics, it's better off locked.

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