0
Internet

Dutch labour party looks to scrap internet filter amendment

Wednesday 22 June 2011 | 11:33 CET | News
The net neutrality amendment to the Telecommunications Act will again be revised on 23 June, Labour Party (PvdA) MP Martijn van Dam said. An amendment will be added to the Transport and Water Management Act, which covers a number of technical changes to the law. The original net neutrality amendment was brought forth by five parties, including the PvdA. A sub-amendment, allowing consumers to access internet filtering subscriptions based on ideological grounds, was motioned by the Dutch Reformed Protestant Party (SGP) and Christian Democrats (CDA). This sub-amendment also got support of the Socialist Party, ChristenUnie and Liberal Party VVD. That was not enough for a majority, but PvdA accidentally voted in favour, bringing the amendment to pass on 21 June. Van Dam attributed the move to an administrative error. The house votes every Tuesday on 100-200 proposals, he wrote on his blog. All parties receive an advance list of proposals and voting expectations. Van Dam said the list contained a mistake which he discovered too late to rectify. The new amendment to the Transport and Water Law will prescribe the removal of the SGP sub-amendment. The house will discuss the proposal on 23 June and vote on 28 June.

Categories: Internet
Countries: Netherlands
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






13%
combined share VOO and Numericable in broadband market
Belgium  |  2014 Q3

Calendar   /   Industry Events

28 Jan Qualcomm fiscal Q1
28 Jan Extreme Networks fiscal Q2
28 Jan Fortinet Q4 2014
28 Jan STMicroelectronics Q4 2014
28 Jan Shoretel fiscal Q2
28 Jan TE Connectivity Q4 2014
28 Jan TMT Finance & Investment ASIA 2015
28 Jan 4G Mobile Vas India Summit & Expo 2015
29 Jan TeliaSonera Q4 2014
29 Jan NEC fiscal Q3
29 Jan NTT Docomo fiscal Q3
29 Jan Nokia Q4 2014
29 Jan JDSU Q4 2014
29 Jan Riverbed Technology Q4 2014
29 Jan Google Q4 2014
29 Jan Rogers Q4 2014
29 Jan Time Warner Cable Q4 2014
29 Jan Broadcom Q4 2014
29 Jan Harmonic Q4 2014
29 Jan LG Electronics Q4 2014
29 Jan Samsung Electronics Q4 2014
29 Jan Alibaba Q4 2014
29 Jan DSP Group Q4 2014
29 Jan PMC-Sierra Q4 2014
29 Jan Lantronix fiscal Q2
29 Jan Aviat Networks fiscal Q2
30 Jan BT fiscal Q3
30 Jan Tele2 Q4 2014
30 Jan Elisa Q4 2014
03 Feb Iran Telecoms and IT Global Summit 2015
::: More Calendar Items