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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.
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Specialised Services risk becoming the paid fast-lane for big Internet companies that push every other website, idea and start-up into the slowlane.
Don’t let your Internet provider decide what traffic is important and which online services it slows down, at its own discretion.
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.
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