Internet's creator urges net neutrality

"Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has written an open letter calling for European citizens to "save the open internet" by joining a public consultation on net neutrality.

EU regulators are currently working on guidelines surrounding net neutrality - which is the principle that all internet traffic is equal - having voted on new legislation last year.

However, Berners-Lee, along with law professors Barbara van Schewick and Larry Lessig, has urged the public to engage in the consultation, which runs until July 18, in order to pressure regulators into closing what they call "potential loopholes" that could threaten net neutrality.

"Network neutrality for hundreds of millions of Europeans is within our grasp," the letter says."