Net Neutrality

The ability to creature new content and services on the Internet without seeking permission from gatekeepers has enabled unprecedented innovation. Regulatory safeguards are needed to protect against the risk that by favoring some Internet traffic over others, broadband providers could become gatekeepers and undermine the medium’s openness. At the same time, burdensome regulation could interfere with legitimate network management. A balance must be struck that prevents unreasonable discrimination without granting government unfettered jurisdiction over the Internet. CDT is working alongside companies and other advocates in Brussels to ensure strong protection of Internet neutrality in Europe.