[pp.int.general] Fwd: Sweden upcoming decision on net neutrality

Antonio Garcia ningunotro at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 12 13:06:53 CET 2016

Sad to confirm this way that serious people can't be pirates anymore, though I've known this to be for a long time now.

I don't know if Swedish pirates have kept any rationality they could put to good use in this case, as they haven't shown any since 2012 ;(.

De: pp.international.general-bounces at lists.pirateweb.net <pp.international.general-bounces at lists.pirateweb.net> en nombre de Andreas Czák <Sonstwer at piratenpartei.at>
Enviado: viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016 11:27:19
Para: Pirate Parties International -- General Talk
Asunto: [pp.int.general] Fwd: Sweden upcoming decision on net neutrality

Dear Pirates,

I'm not a pirate any more (instead working for Tom, whose mail i'm forwarding),
but this is a pirate topic, so i thought it's be a good idea to spread the word:

We need any help we can get to fight for european net neutrality - in Sweden.
If you have any contacts in sweden, please forward this to them.


Andreas Czák / Sonstwer

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        Sweden upcoming decision on net neutrality
Date:   Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:45:05 +0100
From:   Thomas Lohninger <thomas.lohninger at akvorrat.at><mailto:thomas.lohninger at akvorrat.at>
To:     Jon Karlung <jon.karlung at bahnhof.net><mailto:jon.karlung at bahnhof.net>, BJARNEMALM Mattias <mattias.bjarnemalm at europarl.europa.eu><mailto:mattias.bjarnemalm at europarl.europa.eu>, Elin Andersson <elin.andersson at ungpirat.se><mailto:elin.andersson at ungpirat.se>
CC:     Andreas Czák <Andreas.Czak at akvorrat.at><mailto:Andreas.Czak at akvorrat.at>

Dear Jon,
Hello Mab,

Swedish NRA PTS will soon make a pioneering decision about net neutrality in Europe. I recently spoke with someone from PTS and he confirmed that the agency will decide this year about three zero-rating cases. [1]

Those three cases include two instances of music streaming zero-rating with the operators Telia and Tre and one zero-rating case in which the incumbent Telia is zero-rating a selected list of social media applications including Facebook. The later case has prompted the biggest Swedish media houses the write this open letter to PTS in which they criticise the zero-rating deal with Facebook as an attack on net neutrality. The letter was signed by the CEOs and Editor-in-chiefs of the 27 biggest television stations, radios and newspapers in Sweden. [2]

The decision of PTS will have great repercussions for the whole EU. Sweden would be the first country to put the new EU rules on zero-rating into practice. If PTS decides to leave the zero-rating deal intact although it involves the biggest incumbent ISP Telia and the biggest social network Facebook, it is hard to argue how any other form of zero-rating can be prohibited in the EU.

PTS was the most adversary and anti-netneutrality telecom regulator during the final phase of the negotiations, see our report here [3]. The decision is expected to happen at the end of this year.

Please help to mobilise the public in Sweden about this case. Help me get in touch with the journalists responsible for the open letter and speak out against a possible anti-net neutrality decision by PTS.


0% Telia offers:

0% Tre offer:

EN: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=4042&artikel=6424288
SW: http://www.svd.se/regeringen-maste-agera-for-ett-oppet-internet/om/internationella-pressfrihetsdagen
EN: http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2016/05/03/telia-facebook-move-sparks-swedish-net-neutrality-row/

[3] https://netzpolitik.org/2016/sweden-the-weakest-link-in-eu-net-neutrality-reform/

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