Castries, Saint Lucia. 1st February 2018. The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) wishes to reiterate to the citizens of the ECTEL Member States our firm commitment to maintain an open Internet; no blocking or throttling of online content, applications and services.
Notwithstanding the decision of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States of America to repeal its net neutrality rules on 14th December 2017, many countries, including those of the European Union, maintain strong net neutrality rules aimed at protecting consumers’ freedom to access all websites without additional charges, thereby fostering greater use of the Internet. Whilst ECTEL and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (NTRCs) maintain cordial relations with the FCC, we assert our independence to implement policies and regulations that are suited to the needs of our region, taking into consideration international best practice. Read Full Release