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Cybersecurity & Standards, European Policy, Open Internet

CDT Recommendations for EU Net Neutrality Policy

This paper offers CDT’s view concerning EU-level policy on net neutrality. Below, CDT:

  • Explains that what is really at stake here is the ability of innovators and competitors to challenge today’s Internet giants and bring Internet-focused growth to new companies and locations;
  • Outlines why it is important to establish basic expectations concerning net neutrality now, rather than waiting until non-neutral practices have become more established and widespread; and
  • Suggests key elements for a Commission Recommendation in this area, focused on creating a strong norm and expectation that Internet access services (as distinct from “specialized” or “managed” services) will be delivered on a fundamentally neutral basis.