General Assembly Resolution # 395
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
The General Assembly,
Recognizing the essential role of the Internet in areas such as economic, social, and political activity;
Concerned that Internet Service Providers hold all the tools necessary to deceive subscribers and block or otherwise degrade content;
1. Defines the following:
- (a) "Internet Service Provider" as an entity that directly controls and operates facilities that are used to provide Internet access.
(b) "Reasonable Network Management" allows Internet Service Providers to temporarily throttle access to the network on legal grounds such as avoiding network congestion or contractual obligations.
(c) "Lawful" allowed by international law and/or national law (If international law and national law conflict, international law takes precedence over national law).
(d) "Internet" refers to the collection of technical protocols that allows different devices on different platforms to communicate with each other.
(e) "Subscriber" refers to a person who pays to receive and/or access a service.
2. Prohibits Internet Service Providers from:
- (a) Arbitrarily blocking access to lawful content and/or access to the network; subject to reasonable network management.
(b) Arbitrarily throttling access to lawful content and/or access to the network; subject to reasonable network management.
3. Requires Internet Service Providers to disclose to new and existing subscribers:
- (a) Any and all pricing information related to the service plan.
(b) Any and all caps related to the service plan as well as the consequences of exceeding such cap.
4. Permits Internet Service Providers to employ reasonable network management controls.
5. Establishes the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
6. Empowers the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority to issue fines, enforce provision(s) of this resolution and conduct investigations against Internet Service Providers. The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority may also issue declaratory rulings, at its discretion.