International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Net Neutrality Issues in the Developing Nations
Adetunmbi Lateef Kehinde, Saleh Rehiel A Alenazi, Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari, Ahmad Mahdi Salih, Wesam Ali M. Briki, Tamer Mohammed Aljarrah, Wan RozainiBt Sheik Osman

The purpose of this article is to investigate how the developing nations can be affected by the issues of net neutrality. The result shows that net neutrality is vital to the releasing of the self- motivated possibilities of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the developing countries. Innovations and advancement in commercial activities would be hampered by any anti-neutrality laws and also the varieties of welfare educational and humanitarian services that are now progressively been enhanced by the open nature of internet would be greatly constrained. The basic rule that there should be no preferential treatment to all traffics along the Internet irrespective of types and sources of contents simply described the term “Net Neutrality”. As the internet continues to gain popularity worldwide and more people from the developing nations get connected on daily basis, there have been fresh requests by a number of Internet infrastructure providers (IIF), Internet service providers (ISPs) and other related companies for the elimination of net neutrality and introduction of rationing and restriction to flow of data as well as prioritization of some specific contents over their networks.

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