Open Internet Advocates Claim Victory in Europe Net Neutrality Fight

"“Based on a preliminary reading of the text, this is a triumph for the European digital rights movement,” Thomas Lohninger, a leading net neutrality activist who helped spearhead the campaign, said in a statement. “After a very long battle, and with the support of half a million people, the principles that make the internet an open platform for change, freedom and prosperity are upheld in the EU.”

As BEREC prepared to issue its final guidelines, Berners-Lee and two colleagues, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig and Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick, helped organize a grassroots campaign that resulted in nearly 500,000 public comments filed with BEREC, most supporting strong net neutrality protections."