"There has been the assumption that content providers are causing traffic on broadband networks (...) broadband users are requesting this traffic, however, they do already pay their broadband providers to deliver this traffic to them."
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"Forcing content providers to pay broadband providers for delivering traffic to their subscribers, would basically just result in broadband providers getting paid twice for the same service."
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"[Europe would] go against a number of net neutrality regimes that have been established in other parts of the world."
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"Proposals to charge content providers for access to broadband subscribers are not new: they have generally been rejected as problematic."
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"Adopting [network fees] would really (...) harm Europe's Digital Agenda, because it would go against its commitment to openness, and would really cause problems and break this competitive market for peering."
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"Content and service providers are the key actors whose services and content drive (...) the demand that Europeans have for broadband access."
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"Broadband providers do receive quite substantial benefits from the efforts of content providers to create content that (...) broadband [subscribers] actually want."
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"[Network] fees actually are unlikely to increase investment in infrastructure from telecoms, and there are bigger barriers to deployment than lack of funding."
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"[Network fees] will probably make Europe more vulnerable to attacks, because of a lack of [infrastructure] investment."
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"This current proposal [on network fees] (...) can drastically undermine net neutrality in Europe and the world."
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"There is no reason why Europe should not continue to lead by example (...) and avoid setting (...) a critical precedent with this proposal, one that would go against the net neutrality regulation it has chosen to uphold in the past several years."
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