KCC plan does little to calm net neutrality debate

Network neutrality has become the center of debate in Korea as the state telecom regulator last Friday released its draft plan on how to use and control communication networks.

While the plan itself did not satisfy any of those involved in the debate, many say the Korea Communications Commission has given the upper hand to the country’s three telecom operators.

Network neutrality refers to the principle that the Internet should be kept open with the users having the freedom to choose any applications they want to use without restrictions or limitations set by their Internet service providers.

With the issue already a hot topic globally, the country’s telecoms say Internet application service providers like smart TV maker Samsung Electronics and mobile messenger firm Kakao must also contribute to network infrastructure investment.

For full article see Korea Herald.