Be Broadband explains support of open internet code
Be Broadband has explained it chose to sign the new voluntary internet code of practice to reassure customers that its commitment to open access is still alive and well.
The internet service provider (ISP) was just one of the signatories to the code, along with the likes of BT, Sky and TalkTalk. However, some providers chose not to support the initiative - most notably Virgin Media and Everything Everywhere.
Under the code, ISPs are tasked with ensuring full and open internet access products will be the norm, providing greater clarity in instances where certain legal content is unavailable and not blocking or degrading services offered by other providers.
Be insisted it already fulfils these commitments, as all of its broadband products are fully unthrottled.
"It's only fair that other ISPs are being honest about their products too," the company said.
The ISP went on to stress that the code will not cancel out legislation designed to prevent illegal activity, such as the court order forcing it to restrict access to filesharing website The Pirate Bay.
"To maintain an open internet, we need to act responsibly and take care of it," Be added.