NS may violate law on net neutrality by blocking sites




The NS blocks certain porn sites and sites that have nothing to do with video streaming, as TorrentFreak. This was reported Friday PCMweb based on its own research. The blockade violates the NS possible the law on net neutrality.

The NS blocks already been streaming services like YouTube and Spotify, because the network may charge for customers. Overweight This is according to current legislation allowed concluded supervisory Authority for Consumers and Markets late last year. NS also may block sites if the court finds that this is necessary.

In the case of YouTube and Spotify, the service or to visit the NS, but users can choose if they want to stream video. Notification For some porn sites that is not the case; as prepared according to PCMweb completely blocked. It is not only sites that show videos, but also pages that images or text display. In addition, the NS blocks according PCMweb also sites that have nothing to do video streaming, such as The Pirate Bay and TorrentFreak.

To March this year, T-Mobile was responsible for the wifi connection in the train, but the train took over the management at the time of the provider. This means that the full responsibility for wifi on the train now lies with the carrier. Those sites may have been blocked by T-Mobile, but can not say the NS. “We are still investigating this now., We also have to deal with external suppliers,” explains spokeswoman Inge Rijgersberg off.

Rijgersberg says the NS service blocks that cause congestion on the network, but it does not want to break the law. “It is not the intention to block all sites unless the judge asks of us. Now we take all the sites that are blocked by arguing for consultation with the Authority for Consumers and Markets by us.”

Spokesman Tim Rosendahl of the Authority for Consumers and Markets says finally facing Tweakers that it seems that the NS the law on net neutrality is currently violating, but also informs investigate. More detail He confirmed that the regulator with the NS is in agreement. About any further steps he wants therefore not elaborate at this stage.

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