Sunday, July 08, 2018

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Applauds Government Support for Net Neutrality

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations issued a press release last week applauding the federal government’s response to the Protection of Net Neutrality report from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.

Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should give consumers access to all legal content and applications on an equal basis, without favoring some sources or blocking others.

In its press release, the CFLA states:
"The government’s response highlighted its commitment to support principles of net neutrality in telecommunications services, particularly through the Telecommunications Act. The government has also supported motion M-168, which indicated the need to uphold standards of net neutrality that are globally recognized. "

"CFLA-FCAB is also pleased to see the government is committed to ensure that international regimes will not inhibit Canada’s position on net neutrality noting 'The Government of Canada is mindful of the concerns of Canadian enterprises and citizens over the recent changes in the United States (US) to its net neutrality regime and will seek to address with the US any situation whereby a Canadian enterprise is negatively affected by the traffic management practices of a US ISP'."
The CFLA is the national voice of Canada’s library associations.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 4:24 pm


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