Written by Nick Heer.

EU Plans to Ruin Net Neutrality

Glyn Moody, Ars Technica:

A two-tier Internet will be created in Europe as the result of a late-night “compromise” between the European Commission, European Parliament and the EU Council. The so-called “trilogue” meeting to reconcile the different positions of the three main EU institutions saw telecom companies gaining the right to offer “specialised services” on the Internet. These premium services will create a fast lane on the Internet and thus destroy net neutrality, which requires that equivalent traffic is treated in the same way.

Awful news. This sets a dangerous precedent for the rest of the world.