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The Neutral Net in Europe: Reasons for Optimism

Events leading up to the forthcoming European Parliament plenary vote will be the litmus test of the political capital expended on promoting Europe as a site for innovative young technology companies.

By: Date: March 3, 2014 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

When Neelie Kroes recently remarked that disenfranchised startups ought to come to Europe to escape the woes of American regulatory shifts regarding net neutrality, she portrayed only half the picture. Net neutrality certainly matters to startups, but what is less appreciated is how the startups themselves critically matter for the future of the European neutral net. Events leading up to the forthcoming European Parliament plenary vote will be the litmus test of the political capital expended on promoting Europe as a site for innovative young technology companies.


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