The aim of this manifesto is to define a framework for public and political positions (signature of texts, etc.) that the FFDN may take. It presents positions on which there is consensus within our collective on subjects which are not limited to our statutory objectives, but are closely related to them.
Who are we?
Members of the FDN Federation are Non-Profit Internet Service Providers sharing common values: volunteer-based, solidarity-driven, democratic and non-profit working; defense and promotion of Net neutrality.
As such, the FDN Federation aims at making its members be heard in debates about freedom of speech and Net Neutrality.
It provides its members with tools to grow and address issues surrounding their missions as Internet Service Providers.
With ETNO’s call for a so called “fair share” of the profits of large content providers, and the recent political interest around this proposal, we, as small non-profit ISPs want to provide our view of the IP interconnection market in order to contribute to the debate.
Who are we ?
The FFDN, or FDN Federation, is a federation of small ISPs which have in common the absence of redistribution of profits, only seek to improve the network and the service provided, and
to strictly abide by the rules of net neutrality. In short, ISPs for their users, by their users.
It may seem something very obscure to you, and it may seem not to concern you directly ; especially since telecom regulation is about law and technics and this is far from being within everyone's reach. However, it is something quite important, for the Internet users that we are. It is actually essential to take an interest in this rather strange thing that telecom regulation is.
3 October 2017 - In March, more than 31 European Community Networks (CNs) wrote an open letter to EU policy-makers, stressing the need for an adaptation of the European legal framework aimed at helping these citizen-driven initiatives flourish, thus supporting alternative, democratic and sustainable ways to meet the goals of broadband policies. But rather than opening the door to a much-needed diversification of the telecom ecosystem, European governments only seek to reinforce the dominant positions of incumbent players. As the EU gets closer to a deal over the future of European telecom regulation, the EU Parliament must resist the pressure and reaffirm its commitment to the public interest.
We responded to the consultation opened by BEREC about the draft report on IP-Interconnection practices in the context of Net-Neutrality.