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On the 3rd of April the European Parliament will vote on the proposed [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2014-0190&language=EN regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications]. This regulation should, in order to preserve some of the best things about the Internet - a low thresh-hold for new entrants, choice to users, relatively equal access to information freely available -, this regulation should enshrine the principle of Net Neutrality.  
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On the 3rd of April the European Parliament [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/net-neutrality-a-great-step-forward-for-the-free-internet voted the regulation] on the Telecom Single Market which contained a strong version of the Net Neutrality principle. The text now goes to the Council of the European Union, in which the member countries' governments are represented, and there is a real threat that the text will be amended in favour of the interests of Telecom businesses. It is therefore important that we remain vigilant on this dossier.  
La Quadrature du Net has studied the amendments proposed by the different political parties in the European Parliament and identified the ones that most go in favour of protecting Net Neutrality.  
 
  
[http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Letter_to_MEPs_-_Plenary_vote_NN_%2803.04.2014%29 Letter] the European Parliamentarians on the proposed amendments.
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During the European Elections it is a good idea to ask how the MEP in your area stood on the question of Net Neutrality (and other topics of course such as Data protection).  
 
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Stay informed.
What you can do to support Net Neutrality is:
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Get ready. If the Council amends the text, it will go back to the Parliament and we'll mobilise again to defend the interests of society.
 
 
* phone our MEPs using our free-of-charge [http://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/call2/NetNeutrality-final-apr_14 Pi-phone]
 
* tweet information about the vote using the hashtags #NetNeutrality and/or #OpenNetAms calling on your MEPs to support NetNeutrality
 
* letters to the editor
 
* T-shirts spray painted with "We LOVE NetNeutrality" or some such...
 

Revision as of 00:56, 8 April 2014

On the 3rd of April the European Parliament voted the regulation on the Telecom Single Market which contained a strong version of the Net Neutrality principle. The text now goes to the Council of the European Union, in which the member countries' governments are represented, and there is a real threat that the text will be amended in favour of the interests of Telecom businesses. It is therefore important that we remain vigilant on this dossier.

During the European Elections it is a good idea to ask how the MEP in your area stood on the question of Net Neutrality (and other topics of course such as Data protection). Stay informed. Get ready. If the Council amends the text, it will go back to the Parliament and we'll mobilise again to defend the interests of society.