In 2014, Brazil introduced legislation that established principles, guarantees, rights and duties for internet use in the country - the Civil Rights Framework for the Internet. Due to the wide scope of this legislation, there was a need to increase its regulation in certain areas, in an attempt to improve the effectiveness of its application.
Still ongoing, the regulation is in the public debate phase. It is possible for any citizen, company or professional body to send suggestions about the themes under discussion.
Among these themes, attention is drawn to the exceptions to network neutrality (a principle that guarantees the free circulation of data without any distinction of content, origin, destination or service). This could affect the way in which data is treated and whether the consumer will have to pay a differentiated rate for the services - depending, obviously, on personal use and which data is most used on the network.
Therefore, it is important to evaluate, in a country in a clear economic recession, the need for balance between the interests of the consumer and those of business, taking into consideration the pillars of quality, cost-benefit and the generation of opportunities. After all, Brazil cannot continue as a hostage of its slow politics and abstract and conservative legislation, while the main players are already discussing 5G, which will certainly change the current concept of neutrality still being debated in Brazil.
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