A Brief Introduction of Countries Staying Net Neutral

December 24, 2019

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Net neutrality is the idea that whatever data packers are transported or from which they come,  all of them are treated identically. It eliminates any scenario where, for example, Netflix packages block or slow down before Netflix (or you!) pay for the privilege.

Now that they have voted to repeal it, I’ve concluded that in America loss of net neutrality is not all negative. Nor are net neutrality and VPNs necessarily a match in the sky. So it’s a pretty turbulent time, all in all.

But the U.S. does not control the Internet as a whole. Each country decides for itself whether it handles its Internet segment neutrally, openly or somewhere between them. In this post, I would discuss other nations that observe net neutrality as an indicator of how it can be in the United States.

Brazil

In 2014, this plucky South American country introduced a law preventing service providers from prioritizing data without a technical problem or for emergency services.

They already have good net neutrality rules on board, but there is more to it like so many issues in Brazil than that. The enforcement does not seem to always be that straightforward when you have strong inequality or poor law enforcement. Nonetheless, Brazil is an example of enforcing the rules as far as net neutrality is concerned.

The EU

OK. I know that the EU is not a particular country, so when they all implement a common package of rules, it would not make sense to address each EU member state independently.

The EU has implemented strict regulations which obliges suppliers to treat all data fairly. The differences include network security background and emergency services in the same manner as in Brazil. All else should be fair.

India

In terms of net neutrality, India has been a beacon of moral integrity. In 2016 the national regulator not only rejected the free Internet bid of Facebook but also introduced rules which prohibited content-based differential data tariffs. It is not too controversial to say that India currently has some of the best laws in the world to introduce an open Internet.

Russia

Believe it or not, the goodness net neutrality laws were honestly passed in 2016. Despite its iron grip on news and its satisfaction with repression in censorship as is China, how the government feels about the content may not impact the publish of it. So it does not matter, where or how your propaganda is coming. There is some controversy over whether the Russian Federation really has net neutrality, but the IEEE itself appears to think that’s true, so for now, we will go along with them.

Canada

Arable syrup, municipality and friendly yet apologetic soil are usually regarded as a bright light of progressive values. It should not be surprising that they have legislation that ensures net neutrality.

Mexico

It is not only the northern neighbour of America that has the book’s rule on net neutrality. Mexico also has laws in place and these laws are practiced in Mexico too.

Then what about those countries that don’t have net neutrality? For the time being, it is best to make use of a VPN to solve problems of net neutrality in certain regions. We might, obviously, only dump ALL VPN traffic without net neutrality, but that will probably not happen soon. So, use VPN to help you achieve “net neutrality” by helping you bypass geo-restrictions and unblock websites.