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Australia: Cisco looks to ACCC for net neutrality

 |  June 15, 2014

US conglomerate Cisco is reportedly placing its trust in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to protect net neutrality down under.

According to reports, the company’s global technology vice president Dr. Robert Pepper visited Australia to discuss IP traffic projections, announcing a “huge” influx of Internet usage in the nation.

”Australia is really one of the leading edge adopters of video online,” the executive said.

The Cisco executive also praised Australia’s ability to avoid the extreme end of traffic discrimination as the ACCC has successfully offered priority to some, like emergency services, and others that need prioritizing. The regulator’s ability to crack down on anticompetitive behavior, Pepper said, leading to the appropriate amount of net neutrality without needing to pass new laws.

Full content: ZDNet

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