EU telecom regulators adopt strict net neutrality rules, industry dismayed

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union telecoms regulators adopted strict rules on Tuesday limiting how telecoms firms like Vodafone and Orange can prioritize some types of Internet traffic, dealing a blow to an industry hoping to boost revenues. The guidelines on net neutrality – the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally – were welcomed by Internet activists. The European Union adopted its first ever net neutrality rules last year and Tuesday's guidelines will be used by regulators to enforce the law.

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