NS violates net neutrality with site blocking on Wi-Fi - ACM

Monday 28 July 2014 | 10:49 CET | News
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Dutch rail operator NS is violating the net neutrality law by blocking access to some websites over its free Wi-Fi service in trains, the regulator ACM told the magazine PCM. Sites offering pornography or P2P file-sharing are blocked over the service, as well as some high-capacity services such as YouTube and Spotify that could cause congestion. The latter is not considered a violation, as traffic management is one of the exceptions allowed in the net neutrality law. However, blocking specific URLs based on content is a violation, the ACM said in response to questions from PCM. The regulator

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Companies: ACM / Spotify / YouTube
Countries: Netherlands
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