News Our Feedback to EC 31 March 2023
Have your say - High speed
You can also get involved in forming EU laws. The European Commission would like to hear your views on laws and policies currently in development. They offer a platform "Have your say" with the list of all new EU initiatives open for public consultation. You need to register to write your feedback. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say
High-speed broadband in the EU – review of rules
About this initiative: EU rules on high-speed broadband (Directive 2014/61/EU) aim to enable fast internet connection for people across the EU by reducing the related costs.
Feedback period: for stage 5 it is 27 February 2023 - 16 May 2023
Feedback from Europeans for Safe Connections
We "Europeans for Safe Connections" are very concerned with this initiative and the Proposal for a regulation.
We do not agree with the Article 3 point 1: "Upon written request of an operator, public sector bodies owning or controlling physical infrastructure or network operators shall meet all reasonable requests for access to that physical infrastructure under fair and reasonable terms and conditions, including price, with a view to deploying elements of very high capacity networks or associated facilities."
In this way the local municipal laws are overruled and the industry can set up any kind of device no matter what local citizens want. This is in a contradiction with another initiative - Recommendation on civic engagement - the initiative that aims to promote measures to support broad, meaningful participation by civil society organisations and citizens. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13748-Recommendation-on-civic-engagement_en
We welcome Article 8 point 1: "All buildings at the end user’s location, including elements under joint ownership, newly constructed or undergoing major renovation works...shall be equipped with a fibre-ready in-building physical infrastructure up to the network termination points as well as with in-building fibre wiring."
Cables reduce energy consumption, increase data security, provide stable internetconnections and do not emit harmful EMF radiation.
We do not agree with the Article 8 point 2 and 3: "All multi-dwelling buildings ... shall be equipped with an access point."
This is in contradiction with the Right to Physical Integrity. People are neither informed nor do they give their consent to the radiation from access points. EU must respect each person's right to mental and physical integrity as per Article 3 of CFR and safeguard human health, privacy, security. This includes avoiding any disturbance and interference in their biological, chemical, electrical and sensory processes and systems from RF EMF.
on behalf of the Europeans for Safe Connections
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- No use of harmful radiation
- Less electricity consumption
- Increased data security