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EU entering a crucial period in net neutrality discussions

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EU entering a crucial period in net neutrality discussions

Joe McNamee, executive director of EDRi, spoke to Ars Technica about the upcoming milestones and the need to engage people about the issue: “The next four months are equivalent to the moment when the big successes were achieved in the US and India.”

The European Commission is due to present draft net neutrality guidelines on 6 June, followed by a consultation period of 20 working days.

Earlier this month, over 70 NGOs called on the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communicaion (BEREC), the regulating agency of the European telecoms market, to safeguard the open internet in the upcoming discussions. BEREC and EU telecom regulators will need to clarify the final guidelines, due to be published by 30 August.

EU’s net neutrality regulations, which will be interpreted and implemented at a national level by EU member states, came into effect earlier this month.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2016-05-09 11:53

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