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Be Broadband has reiterated its commitment to an open internet, free of service throttling and traffic management.

The broadband provider - one of a number of major industry players to sign up to the new Open Internet Code of Practice on net neutrality - said it is important to protect the web as we know it.

"Following the increased focus over the last couple of years on internet content and open access we’ve joined together with a few other broadband providers to sign the [voluntary code]," Be Broadband stated.

This means the firm is committed to provide full and open internet access products, operate transparently and treat all content as equal.

"It's a given that we already do all these things but we wanted to put our name on the list to make sure you know this will continue," the company added.

Be Broadband explained that the code - devised by the Broadband Stakeholder Group - is a public commitment to protect the concept of an open internet based on legal content.

As such, it will not cancel out any legislation or court judgements aimed at preventing illegal activity.

"We recently had to block the Pirate Bay, for example, because of a High Court order, and don’t forget that the Digital Economy Act is still trundling along in the background," the broadband provider added.

As such, Be Broadband recommended that consumers still take care of themselves online and avoid any content which might have been shared illegally.

"To maintain an open internet, we need to act responsibly and take care of it," the firm stated.

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