Canada Bolsters Net Neutrality Support

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Canada is following the steps of some US states that strengthen net neutrality support.

This week, the Canadian parliamentarians heightened their net neutrality support. They will use their influence in the wake of net neutrality’s equal treatment to all content. This is in preparation for the government’s revamping of broadcasting and telecommunications procedures.

It was a consistent vote from the House of Commons for the net neutrality support. They endorsed late Wednesday the motion of Liberal MP John Oliver’s private members to uphold an open internet from prejudiced inequity and intervention. Also, to preserve net neutrality in regulation when it analyzes the measures that control the $66.6-billion communications industry.

The proposal, called M-168 requests the federal government to empower and secure an open internet generally. This is by incorporating net neutrality as a guiding principle during the ISPs management procedural review.

The net neutrality support could intensify the law that will prevent the rich ones to pay extra for faster delivery of content while poor ones will have to settle for slower service. ISPs could operate as gatekeepers for “fast” and “slow” lanes. Canada has already robust net neutrality laws. However, Oliver pointed out that they should not be complacent and just satisfied.

“By setting net neutrality as a guiding principle in the review of these (telecommunications and broadcasting) acts, it signals a clear commitment to placing consumers and content creators first,” said Oliver, emphasizing his belief it was a significant gesture to address.

The Decenternet network believes that everyone must have access to the open internet. The net neutrality support can do much more to restore and provide unfettered access to different websites, apps, contents, and services.

It respects the rights of every user to freely interconnect online by providing them boundless access to the decentralized and centralized web.


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