EDRi and BEUC demand protection for Net Neutrality

By EDRi · April 24, 2013

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A joint letter sent by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and
European Digital Rights (EDRi) to the European Commission on 17 April
2013 demanded the end of dangerous experimentations with the functioning
of the Internet in Europe and the protection of the principles of
openness and neutrality.

BEUC and EDRi fear that the upcoming non-binding Recommendations on net
neutrality will be based on meaningless safeguards such as the
possibility to switch operators and an obligation for each operator to
have at least one full internet offer. This approach would mean that the
European Commission will be facilitating the creation of new barriers in
the digital “single market” at the same time as it is trying to remove
existing ones. A European start-up whose access to its potential market
is being restricted will gain no comfort from the blocking being
“transparent” or the fact that consumers would be able to use their
service if they change providers.

EDRi and BEUC joint letter on Net Neutrality (17.04.2013)

Net Neutrality timeline

More details on EDRi website (17.04.2013)