Europe Taking Wait-and-See Approach on Net Neutrality

Europe has sufficient legal safeguards in place to prevent the Continent's telephone operators from selectively managing consumer access to the Internet and no new restrictions are needed, the European commissioner responsible for telecommunications said. During a speech in Brussels, Neelie Kroes, the commissioner for the bloc's digital agenda, said that the European Union's executive arm had opted to take a wait-and-see approach on the so-called network neutrality issue, which has become the focus of intense lobbying by operators, online businesses like Google, and free speech advocates on both sides of the Atlantic.