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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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