Austria bans sites in face of net neutrality concerns

The Austria telecommunications regulatory authority (RTR) sent a request to Internet service providers (ISPs) to block 22 domains claimed to be involved in copyright infringement. T-Mobile feared the bans had the potential to violate net neutrality rules since the domains are not specifically listed in a court order and are considered ‘clone’ sites. Although the ISP has already implemented the blocking in the country, it has also written to regulators to check a potential net neutrality breach. Domain bans in the country are becoming frequent, which has raised net neutrality concerns.