The European Union is to investigate whether internet service providers (ISPs) are providing fair access to online services.
It may lead to new rules banning ISPs from restricting access to data-heavy services during peak periods.
ISPs argue that traffic management is key to maintaining a quality service.
However, the EU’s annnouncement falls short of the demands of net-neutrality campaigners, who want all traffic to be treated equally.
The investigation will cover both mobile and fixed providers and will be published by the end of the year.
Announcing the action, the EU’s commissioner for the digital agenda, Neelie Kroes, said: “I am absolutely determined that everyone in the EU should have the chance to enjoy the benefits of an open and lawful internet, without hidden restrictions or slower speeds than they have been promised.
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