ECTEL / Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

What is Net Neutrality?

Network or Net Neutrality, a term coined by Tim Wu is the guiding principle that preserves a free and open internet – in other words – no discrimination. The idea is that Internet Service Providers should not speed or slow down web content based on its source ownership or destination

ECTEL and Net Neutrality

ECTEL is committed to the principle of an open internet and maintains that the practice of blocking websites and throttling speeds interferes with regional objectives to utilize Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a way of transforming economies and transitioning towards knowledge-based economies.

At this time, ECTEL treats the issue of traffic management through the promotion of information transparency and a review of the Quality of Service Regulations. ECTEL has not introduced net neutrality regulations, but reserves the right to do so at any time.

ECTEL continues to work to strengthen the capacity of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions to deal with  anti-competitive behaviour.


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