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Response to 5G Manifesto in BEREC consultation on Net Neutrality

AKVorrat has co-drafted several responses in the public consultation for the new EU net neutrality rules. Our main positions are outlined in the policy analysis co-drafted with European Digital Rights (EDRi). But we also wanted to respond to a recent, particularly nasty attack on net neutrality from the telecom industry.

Net neutrality activists personally deliver 100,000 comments to EU Regulators’ headquarters

Yesterday, activists from delivered over 100,000 comments from concerned citizens right to the doorstep of BEREC, the body of EU telecoms regulators located in Riga, the Latvian capital. Their message: protect the open internet with strong, meaningful net neutrality rules.

Net neutrality advocates make final push as EU consultation enters last week

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With over 93,000 comments and counting, EU telecom regulators' consultation on net neutrality has received unprecedented attention from concerned EU citizens. The campaign is making a final push this week in a bid to reach 100,000 comments.

Thousands of sites protest European Union’s proposed Internet slow lanes

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More than 7,000 websites protest with a slow loading icon based on the EU flag, to demand that European Union regulator BEREC get serious about net neutrality. Their campaign has already helped over 50.000 users take action and respond to BEREC's  consultation.  The “EU Slowdown” protest runs until July 18th consultation deadline.

Sweeping Victory: court of appeals upholds USA net neutrality rules

Today a U.S. appeals court issued a decision to uphold the FCC rules on net neutrality. The court’s decision is a decisive victory for pro net neutrality groups around the world because the biggest Internet innovator in the world is now leading the way to solid protections against discrimination on the Internet, with the notable exception of the issue of zero-rating, which was not part of the subject matter in the court case. In Europe, the final decision will be made by the European telecom regulators (BEREC) on 30 August. The public still has time to participate in BEREC's consultation until 18 July via