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A REPORT ON GLOBAL NET NEUTRALITY ISSUE
With reference to NN Policies Development for Global Internet Governance, I would like to highlight the following issue to seek suggestions to resolve it and also would like to share this information for the g awareness rest of the Internet community members about the global net neutrality issue. If I am correct on the following points, I think that the same methodology of false negative marketing would also be applied globally in other regions of the world by different companies.
Most of the people uses search engine to reach to the destination to obtain the website of their desire and there are multiple search engines that have different features and capabilities that how accurate and how quickly they respond to the requested query. Normally a neutral and common observer would frequently use that search engine which quickly returns his needful information. Other will automatically less used.
Instead of developing the batter and leading features to satisfy users and delivering quality of services to grab more and more users, if the competitors try to negatively influence on the users choice by routing the alternate websites and/ or by reducing their accessibility they can also increase the traffic to their websites. The consumer of the Internet and their opinion management may be controlled through the self-created situation to just return a false negative results to some of the url request or false positive results (outcomes) for the other.
I feel that (in our country, and since last one or two years) some of the websites and search engines (are being routed or controlled) by the local ISPs to become easily accessible (comparing to similar other websites for the same services), while accessibility to alternate sites are engineered/ routed intentionally to respond with delay.
I am observing this problem with Google and Yahoo main site. Google.com site itself, is always accessible very quickly while the yahoo.com & mail.yahoo.com sites are mostly accessibly with delay or trouble. Sometime users can’t see the images of the main site of yahoo or mail.yahoo.com is not opening, delayed timeout etc etc. Even I have tested the same problem on Mobile phone browser through GPRS services as well as on Windows XP or Windows 7 PCs connected to Internet through high Bandwidth (clear pipe of Internet with full duplex CIR service). Mobile phone also respond a gateway error while resolving mail.yahoo.com. (Cross checked between different ISPs or Systems at the same time)
I do not understand that what kind of techniques the ISPs are able to use to tune up such things but I understand that at least multiple DNS servers are used to route the a specific domain request among a own loop or junction and other may be routed directly to the appropriate servers. I also believe that Google, Facebook, Youtube are also paying Mobile Operators to bundle their applications into their mobile phones and offer free Internet service for 3 to 6 months to their subscribers at their (these service providers) cost.
I would like to request for the guidance that how to resolve this global net neutrality (NN) issue of an Internet Governance. I also assume that this issue also relates to other governance terminologies like Openness and accessibility for all, as well as the issue is related to digital opinion management and international consumer rights.
Thanking you and Best Regards
Imran Ahmad Shah
on behalf of IGFPAK (Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan)
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