New Internet rules set up industry's next battle

New rules that aim to protect the openness of the Internet will allow telecom and cable groups to prioritize and earn potentially vast income from some types of data, setting up likely clashes with regulators in the future.

Telecom companies such as AT&T and Vodafone have convinced U.S. and European regulators, finalizing so-called "net neutrality" rules, to allow them to dedicate network capacity to services such as providing connectivity to driverless cars and facilitating the exchange of medical data between patients and health professionals.

Country: Global

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: Internet, industry, regulation, net-neutrality

Posted on Sunday 1 March 2015

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