net neutrality

Net neutrality is the principle that governments should mandate Internet service providers to treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.

 

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December 14th there will be a vote to abolish net neutrality in the US. We asked Taco van Dijk why we should worry about this.

 

Event
This masterclass, organised by Bits of Freedom, Internet Society NL, Kennisland, Netwerk Democratie, Open State Foundation and Waag will be in Dutch..

 

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The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has published its Guidelines to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on the implementation of the new net neutrality. From the guidelines it becomes clear that net neutrality across the whole of Europe is now in effect. In an earlier stage, The Netherlands already adopted rules to ensure net neutrality.

 

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Leading web companies like Etsy, Reddit and Kickstarter fight for net neutrality with the 'Internet Slowdown'.

 

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June 5, 2014 is declared 'Reset the Net' day. Therefore I would like to recommend you to read or listen to this contribution by Smári McCarthy.

 

Project
Within 'Fix the Internet', Waag researched the state of the social and public Internet in 2014.

 

Event
What does open en free Internet really means today? Various (international) speakers (Alexander Blom, Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm, Filiz Yilmaz, Menso Heus) will share their vision during this fifth Let's Fix The Internet meet-up.

 

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The public Internet became 20 years old on Wednesday January 15. On that same day in 1994, De Digitale Stad (Digital City) opened its doors in Amsterdam. It’s time for a moment of reflection.

 

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Twenty years ago the Internet went public with the arrival of the 'Digital City' in Amsterdam (DDS). Time to take some action, now that both DDS and Waag exist 20 years, time for a new series called: 'The internet is broken. We have to fix the internet'.

 

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Bits of Freedom, Waag, Netwerk Democratie, Open State Foundation and Kennisland organized a Masterclass Netpolitics in 2013.