Internet in Peru: Road to the big depression
Thanks to Cisco and Ookla, is formalized a known “mouth to mouth” truth: We have notonlythe second worst internet service in Latin America,but we haveone of the worst
services in the planet. And this situation threatens to perpetuate due to a lot of bills and trade agreements thatpromotes censorship and impunity for the bad services that intentionally wreckscommunications, making them worse than they already are.This an english version and resume from a lot of articles in spanish (some made by myself or other sources) about the sad situation about telcos and privacy in Peru. I will resumethem in three points.
1.-Piracy is not the problem (much less here). The problem is greed and ineptitude
. As i said, we have the second worst internet service in Latin America. As result, e-commerce is minimal in Peru due to distrust in our services and banks, that doesn'tprovide the right media to use them. Only 10% of people in Peru has internet access(mixingthis datawiththis other ).
To this i add the abuses from ISP against their consumers, blocking services/sites at their whim (
), applying traffic shaping policies and even
that proves that measures (like
), despite that
.The article 283from Criminal Code forbids any form of interruption against communications, but is deadletter.One of that providers (America Movil aka Claro) wanted impunity against this by
cybercrime bill, that free Claro from two cases of abuse, one related to a mexican drugcartel (the
case).Claro is currently in Bad ISP List from Bittorrent client Vuze
due to it's attacks to netneutrality and business freedom
, not only Bittorrent traffic.