Open Internet Order| Category: Education & Free Press | Area of Affect: Free Press | Proposed By: Thailand Special Administrative Region |
This Open Internet Order provides strong protections while implementing effective measures that prohibit Internet Service Providers from harming an Open Internet and therefore:
I: Defines the following:
• "Internet Service Provider" as any entity that provides anyone access to the internet.
• "Reasonable Network Management" allows Internet Service Providers to throttle access to lawful content on the basis of: avoiding network congestion (Demand vs Resources) or contractual obligations (Depending on the service plan).
• "Lawful" allowed by international law and/or national law (If international law and national law conflict, the Internet Service Provider may use their implied discretionary powers and choose which law to give preference).
• "Zero-rating" exempting any content from data caps.
II: Prohibits Internet Service Providers from:
• Blocking and throttling access to lawful content;
• Prioritizing any content on the basis of receiving payments (monetary or otherwise);
• Zero-rating any content on the basis of directly and/or indirectly receiving any gain (monetary or otherwise).
III: Requires Internet Service Providers to disclose:
• Any and all pricing information related to the service plan;
• Any and all fees related to the service plan;
• Any and all data caps related to the service plan as well as the consequences of exceeding the cap.
IV: Permits Internet Service Providers to employ, reasonable network management controls.
V: Clarifies that Internet Service Providers still have jurisdiction over their pricing structure and reiterates that is Open Internet Order doesn't require Internet Service Providers to expand their network (reach).