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Slovenia has a net neutrality law

30 January, 2013
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Deutsch: Slowenien schreibt Netzneutralität per Gesetz vor


On 20 December 2012, the Slovenian Parliament approved a legislative framework (the Economic Communications Bill) that includes net neutrality, confirming the open and neutral character of the Internet and forbidding the discrimination of Internet traffic on the basis of the services provided.

Although the text of the law is not entirely clear, it seems that ISPs will not be allowed to restrict or delay Internet traffic, unless the purpose is to solve congestions, preserve security or address spam, and they will not be allowed to charge their subscribers with different prices for connectivity, on the basis on the services provided over the Internet.

A similar law was passed in the Netherlands and is under debate in Belgium. Incumbent companies might strongly criticise this direction as it affects their attempts to apply high fees for connectivity to major online services providers such as Google.

The fight for real Internet neutrality could be affected by such type of legislation, especially if more EU member states decide to pass similar laws.

Slovenia reinforces net neutrality principles (3.01.2013)
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