Recently it became known that the Council for the development of the digital economy under the leadership Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Andrey Turchak made a proposal to adopt legislation in Russia “network neutrality”. Also, providers cannot block sites on their own.
According to “Kommersant”, the Council for the development of the digital economy at the Federation Council will recommend the government to draw up a document outlining the principles of Network neutrality. The document will be finalized and sent to the authorities in the coming weeks.
The principle of “net neutrality” suggests that providers must treat all traffic sources equally and not give anyone priority. For example, a provider may not enter into an agreement with cloud services and transfer files faster than competitors.
In Russia, the principle is not regulated by law, but in the beginning of 2016, the FAS issued a document network neutrality. Agreed with him leading providers of communications and technology companies, such as VimpelCom, MegaFon, MTS, Rostelecom, Yandex, Mail.ru Group, ivi.ru the Russian Association for electronic communications, Ministry of communications, Ministry of economy and many others. According to the document, the management traffic is allowed in emergency situations and restarts to prevent incidents security Agency. Also manipulation can be carried out by court order and in accordance with the law.
From net neutrality in the first place, will benefit consumers and content providers that compete with large companies. For example, the administration of YouTube may not pay providers for the fact that they slowed the traffic to the local services of video hosting.