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Comment Neelie
[...] And fourth, innovation also needs competition. Services like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or messaging services – like Skype or WhatsApp – offer real innovation for consumers. But some ISPs deliberately degrade those services, or block them outright, simply to avoid the competition.
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Goncalo Pinheira
ANY interference with the network connection by the ISP ought to be strictly forbidden. This includes not only the blocking of external services, but also content or region blocking, packet filtering or any kind of packet inspection which purpose is not strictly routing the packet, such as DPI. The moment a ISP starts looking into packet content is the moment it starts to be liable for non-interference with things-someone-finds-objectionable.
Goncalo Pinheira, 05/06/2013 19:29