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European Parliament Rejects Amendments Protecting Net Neutrality

Critics say the new regulations contain a number of loopholes that could lead to the creation of a tiered Internet service.

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The EU has rejected legal amendments that would firmly protect the concept of net neutrality in Europe.

The European Parliament voted Tuesday in favor of new regulations which proponents say establish an Internet “without discrimination,” but advocates for net neutrality say the laws contain a number of loopholes that could lead to the creation of a tiered Internet service. The legislation also includes an end to roaming charges in Europe, although some critics say those laws are also less robust than they appear.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.