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June 25, 2010

Ofcom looking into net neutrality

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by David Allen

The media regulator Ofcom has opened up the net neutrality question once more, by asking the internet service providers and network operators to hold open discussions on the subject.

The object of net neutrality is that the internet as a whole is free from restriction and not managed by any company or organisation.

It also means that a consumer can search for what they want and get results based on their request, rather than results based on who pays the provider the most.

Traffic management during busy periods is also a key issue in net neutrality, as this could lead to discrimination of sorts.

The purpose of bringing this issue up is to get some clarity on the matter.

Ofcom will hold public discussions on the subject during the summer.

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