European Parliament Votes in Favor of Legislation Protecting Net Neutrality

By Min Wu

The European Parliament approved amendments to a telecommunications legislation package that would solidify net neutrality, according to Wired. The legislation still needs the approval of the Council of the European Union to become the law. 

Net neutrality is the notion that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally by network service providers, without discrimination. The amendments prevent companies from arbitrarily defining services as “specialized services” to evade the net neutrality requirement. In the United States, net neutrality rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission were struck down earlier this year.