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UK ISPs To Make Voluntary Net-Neutrality Commitment

March 10th, 2011 03:27 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Mark.JUK writes “A UK government advisory body, the Broadband Stakeholders Group, has confirmed that most of the major fixed line internet providers in the country will next week sign-up to a new Voluntary Code of Practice on Traffic Management Transparency. Recently everybody from the European Commission to the UK government has called upon ISPs to be more ‘transparent’ with their traffic management policies, which until now have been too vague and often fail to inform customers about any background restrictions that might be being imposed upon their services. The new code is likely to surface as a result of last year’s Net Neutrality consultation — the principal of treating all internet traffic as equal — by the country’s communications regulator. Ofcom is not expected to enforce any tough new rules, largely due to a lack of evidence for market harm, but will recommend greater transparency from ISPs. However, to most providers, transparency usually means yet more unreadable small print.”

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