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Comment by Mwende Njiraini on April 24, 2015 at 10:51am

"Save the internet" has been in response to India's telecom regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, consultation paper on regulatory framework for Over-the-top (OTT) services (Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Google Talk) released on 27th March 2015. The objective of the consultation paper is to analyze the implications of the growth of OTTs and consider whether or not changes are required in the current regulatory framework. 

Comment by Mwende Njiraini on February 23, 2015 at 2:04pm

F.C.C. is expected to propose regulating internet service as a utility in a move expected to safeguard the norm of equal treatment of content on the Internet therefore deterring content blocking or discrimination.

Comment by João Carlos Rebello Caribé on November 11, 2014 at 8:57pm

The battle just started, all depends on the range of net neutrality, and the consensus about zero-rating.  I think zero-rating breaks the net neutrality since there was one agreement with Telcos and content sites that break the equality of contents offering. This for me was the more perverse way to break net neutrality since the user couldn't realize the net neutrality was affected and will fight to preserve the "benefit".

If you don't put yourself into the point of view of this dumbed user you just evaluate the subject trough commercial, technical and legal issues and must understand there was no trouble keeping zero-rating.

Moving forward, one day Facebook will die, zero-rating agreements and the notorious"philanthropic" spirit of Zuckberg are just looking for himself, imagine that the difficult to new entrants are directly proportional to the number of zero-rating users. But one day Facebook will die, at this day can you imagine what will happen if that zero-rating orphans ?

Really my apocalyptic discuss is plausible and we will face millions of user completely disoriented.

Comment by Vladimir Radunovic on November 11, 2014 at 8:27pm

Former EC Commissioner Nelie Kroes thinks zero rating is not a net neutrality issue: here

Comment by João Carlos Rebello Caribé on November 11, 2014 at 7:54pm

Zero-rating debate are hot! At last IGF in Istanbul the subject come to all panels about net-neutrality, also someones about critical resources. As citizen of development country, I shared my worries at this article:

Zero-Rating and the creation of digital castes

Comment by Vladimir Radunovic on November 11, 2014 at 7:18pm

An interesting new blog by Luigi Gambardella, the Chairman of ETNO (European Telco Association): "What Juncker, Ansip and Oettinger should do for the telecom sector ..."

What I read from it:

  • Telcos using "security" and "data protection" as an argument for their greater participation/control - not (only) economy
  • Suggesting that EU needs the private (telco) money for investments, in order to push itself out of financial crisis
  • In return, asking for protection measures by EU to defend the telco market from the increasing dominance of US and Asian markets
  • But at the same time asking for no regulation on net neutrality (ie dropping/modifying the telecom package that went through the European Parliament earlier this year)
  • Calling for greater copyright protection (supporting back US content industry - telco's partners in the fight against net neutrality?)
  • Complaining that US companies are declining the revenues of EU companies (though seems like lamenting on old times where no innovative models were needed, and not seeing that the telco sector also needs innovations in its business models - while preserving neutrality?)

Pity the telcos are not also inviting for greater investment in developing more European apps, services and content, which could keep the money in EU, and possibly raise the usage of the net by their European customers (services of local relevance are a good driver for greater use).

How do you read this?

Comment by Asama Abel EXcel on August 20, 2014 at 4:18pm

Promoting Net Neutrality through multi stakeholder capacity buildin... is an initiative of I-Vission International in partnership with the Web We Want Campaign. This project will contribute to the construction of neutral networks and freedom of expression in Cameroon through training, awareness creation and multi stakeholder discussions.

 

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To contribute in building an open and neutral web that attracts the development of local content, creativity and collaboration amongst stakeholders.

 

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  • Develop the skills of 250 social actors on the concept of Net Neutrality

  • Raise awareness both at the national and international level on Net Neutrality issues

  • Bridge the divide that exist between Stakeholders in the governance of Net Neutrality issues in Cameroon

  • Encourage multi stakeholder participation in building a legal framework on Net Neutrality in Cameroon

Comment by Javier Rodriguez on May 9, 2014 at 6:13am

Year 2050: Just to let you know I have post a vision about net neutrality.

http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/profiles/blogs/2050-the-inte...

Comment by Aneal Giddings on April 26, 2012 at 1:14am

Colleagues, please find attached link to article that deals with a monopoly held by the major telco in Guyana and an upcoming foreign telco that is calling to arms anyone interested in the end of this tactic.

Digicel looks to new Parliament to end GT&T’s monopoly

Comment by Jorge Jose L on April 18, 2012 at 9:01pm

Net Neutrality is a very important issue because concerns to the regulatory framework we should want to build and to perpetuate by generations.

Indeed the law that should be drafted by countries can't do references to a specific technology, because the consequences will be the decay of the bill.

For citizens to abide a lawit  needs to refer generically to all kinds of technology existing today and why not in the future.

 

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