EE, Vodafone and Virgin sign-up for Net Neutrality

20 January 2015

The Internet, this morning
A portrait of the free internet

EE, Virgin Media and Vodafone are supporting net neutrality by signing up to the Open Internet Code.

This UK code, launched in 2012 by the Broadband Stakeholder Group, commits the ISPs to offer full internet access with no data blocked "on the basis of commercial rivalry."

So, if you provide content or whatever, you can now complain to the BSG if it is thought that an ISP is discriminating against them. This means that all major ISPs in the UK who provide fixed and mobile networks are signed up to the code, which is great. Of course, there are issues with it, but at least there's some willing.

BSG CEO Matthew Evans said: "Unlike some countries, where net neutrality has become a controversial topic for discussion, the UK benefits from a fiercely competitive market and high levels of transparency - which together offer the best assurance of an open internet."

"The code now provides an even stronger and more effective foundation, whilst also allowing for an environment where new business models for internet-based services which benefit consumer choice can thrive."

So there you have it. You can carry on watching beheading videos while you're sat on the toilet, or whatever it is you weirdos get up to in an evening.

TOPICS:   Technology

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