From BBC News.
On 22 June, the Dutch Parliament passed a law stopping mobile operators from blocking or charging extra for voice calling done via the net.
The bill must now pass through the Dutch senate, but its passage is expected to be a formality.
The move may prove crucial in Europe’s on-going debate over net neutrality.
Net neutrality is controversial around the world, with heated discussions on the subject taking place in the United States, Europe and many other regions.
The idea it enshrines is that all internet traffic should be treated equally, regardless of its type – be it video, audio, e-mail, or the text of a web page.
However, ISPs said they need to discriminate because unchecked traffic from some applications, such as games or file-sharing programs, can slow down their entire network for all customers.
As a result many ISPs throttle, block or charge extra for many bandwidth hungry applications and content…