FACTSHEET published on 01 Nov 2015 • Department / Unit European AffairsAdvocacy Page Open Internet

Net Neutrality

The Internet is a key driver for innovation, democratic participation and free speech. Its open nature lies at the heart of its success. It fuels investment in creative and innovate services, which directly boost growth in broadband uptake. Net neutrality policies are crucial for the open nature of the Internet and user confidence. The key issue at stake is the establishment of a clear framework ensuring that the Internet remains open and that all Internet data traffic is managed transparently and without discrimination.