Last week, the EU Parliament voted 543-25 in favor of Net Neutrality and also abolished roaming charges for mobile phone use in EU countries which is a step in the right direction as far as a free and open Internet goes.
With the signing of the new Net Neutrality bill, the EU officially closed loopholes in a proposed bill that would have created a two-tier Internet by way of the so-called Telecom Package which would have enabled Internet service providers the power to charge more for certain data-intensive content services which include streaming video and voice-over IP. It also ensures that universities, hospitals and the like are not pushed out of the market as a result of deals between Internet service providers and content providers.
This landmark vote is a step in the right direction. Now if only the US would do this . Come on, US, it's all up to you now.
Source: EU votes Net Neutrality into law, abolishes mobile roaming charges: http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/eu-votes-net-neutrality-law-abolishes-mobile-roaming-charges-239765