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Why the Caribbean Should Care About Net Neutrality

Categories: Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Governance, Law, Politics, Technology

For those who figure that the issue of net neutrality doesn't affect them, Trinidad-based blogger Activized connects the dots [1]. The concept that “all data is created equal” is not as common as you might think:

Local telecommunications company Digicel announced that they were banning certain VoIP application services from their network [2]…in an attempt to secure their bottomline – ensuring that users of the cellular phone service make calls using credit, not data. There’s only one problem with that – if I’m paying for my data, I should have the power to get the data that I want and use it how I want.