EU rejects additional net-neutrality rules

She said countries should avoid rules that deter companies from investing in their networks.

Still, European rules on Internet traffic already go considerably further than U.S. ones.

A legal overhaul to Europe's main telecommunications law, which will take effect in May, forces national regulators to define "reasonable" management practices for Internet traffic, the article says.

The law also "prevents operators from blocking or slowing specific Internet services or Web sites, and requires phone companies to disclose their network management practices to consumer," according to the article.