Flow Boss Calls for Dialogue on Net Neutrality


Managing Director of Telecommunications giant Flow, Stephen Pryce, is calling for dialogue on net neutrality in Jamaica before the government makes any decision.

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The principle of Net Neutrality holds that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, voted to approve a controversial plan to repeal net neutrality protections in the United States.

But Technology Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley has urged telecommunications companies operating here in Jamaica, to embrace net neutrality despite the US decision.

Mr. Pryce says Flow is yet to make a decision on what it will do going forward.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.