Korean regulator has fined Facebook over Internet speed

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has fined Facebook with a USD 365.000 penalty for violating a law against hurting the interests of users. The KCC probes revealed that Facebook intentionally slowed access while it negotiated network usage fees with Internet service providers.  The connection response speed decreased almost 4.5 times at some providers. The KCC said that from late 2016 to late 2017, Facebook rerouted some users’ access to its site through Hong Kong or the U.S. The KCC chairman Mr Lee Hyo-Sung said, “This case is a case in which a global telecommunication operator changes its access route to a foreign country unilaterally without consultation with domestic telecommunication carriers.”