Net neutrality is about the price (and usage caps) of open internet access, more and more EU governments realize
Banning vertical price discrimination (e.g. zero-rating) will commercially incentivize telecom operators that venture into the content business to drive down the price of open internet access
On the 27th November 2014, last Thursday, on the European Council the representatives of the 28 EU Member States discussed, among other topics, the proposed Europe-wide regulation of net neutrality. The Dutch
representative stressed that the regulation should explicitly ban vertical price discrimination
of specific internet services, content and applications. Slovenia
and several other Member States have endorsed the Dutch proposal and asked for the explicit ban of price discrimination in the context of the net neutrality regulation.
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