ISPs split over UK open internet code of practice
Posted in: Government & Policy at 25/07/2012 16:26
Several leading UK internet service providers have refused to sign a code of conduct designed to guarantee "full and open access" to the net.
Ten ISPs including BT, O2 and Talktalk backed the agreement promising not to restrict or block content unless there was a reason to deploy "reasonable traffic management practices".
But Virgin Media said the principles set out were too vague while Vodafone said the code was "impractical".
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