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Save the Internet

European Regulators are about to decide whether to give big telecoms corporations the power to influence what we can (and can’t) do online. Europe urgently needs clear net neutrality guidelines to protect our freedoms and rights online. We have until July to help Europe protect the open Internet.

Join the movement, take action now!

Specialised Services

Specialised Services risk becoming the paid fast-lane for big Internet companies that push every other website, idea and start-up into the slowlane.


Traffic Management

Don’t let your Internet provider decide what traffic is important and which online services it slows down, at its own discretion.


Zero Rating

It sounds like you get something for free, but it makes your mobile operator become a gatekeeper and gives it a reason for lower monthly data caps.


In 2015, the European Union adopted legislation on net neutrality …

The EU Regulation contains good principles to ensure that you can connect to any other point on the net without discrimination. However, some parts of the regulation could be abused to undermine net neutrality. The legislators decided to leave the responsibility for claryifing the uncertainties of the text to the telecoms regulators.

The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) has to prepare implementation guidelines to interpret the ambiguities of the law by the end of August 2016. These guidelines will determine whether Europe will enjoy net neutrality or not.

In June 2016, BEREC plans to publish its draft guidelines and launch a public consultation. However, BEREC’s procedural rules say that the public only has from June 6th to July 18th to respond and the Regulation says that BEREC needs to publish its final guidelines on 30 August 2016. That means that citizens will only have a few weeks to respond to the consultation and BEREC will only have a little bit over a month to process the (potentially thousands of) comments, draft updates to its guidelines and then go through the administrative processes to formally agree to any changes that it makes to the draft.

This is a crucial moment: This is the step where big successes were achieved in the United States and India. Therefore, we have to continue pushing for real net neutrality by convincing the regulators about the value of a free and open Internet.

Regulators need to equip themselves with the tools to enforce net neutrality. In Save The Internet, we think BEREC will not have enough time to process and duly take into account potentially tens of thousands of responses (the US telecoms regulator received 3.7 million responses to its consultation!). We can redress the balance by enabling everybody to properly contribute to the guidelines in a more efficient way.

Recently, BEREC organised face-to-face meetings with stakeholder groups. We have translated the questions that BEREC asked stakeholders (see here and here) in those meetings into plain English and added few others when we felt this was necessary.

BEREC needs your input before they decide on the future of net neutrality in Europe.

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We store your comments to the BEREC consultation in the inbox of an e-mail address hosted in Austria until we forward these e-mails with your comments to the official BEREC consultation. You can find the Privacy Policy of BEREC for consultations here. Arbeitskreis Vorratsdaten Österreich and Bits of Freedom have access to, process and will retain the comments and e-mail addresses sent to BEREC through this website for technical purposes. BEREC will publish all responses that are not marked as confidential. The organisations behind this campaign are listed on the bottom of this website. One month after the official consultation period has ended we will delete all comments and email addresses associated with those comments.

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