On April 16, in the third reading, which could be watched live, the State Duma adopted a law on autonomous Internet in Russia. It will enter into force on November 1, 2019. The initiative was supported by almost 70% of deputies, and only 15% were against it.
The bill is designed to protect the Russian Internet and its users in the event of a possible threat from the United States and a sudden disconnection from the network. They will be managed by a special center created by Roskomnadzor, but only in critical situations that are determined by the government itself. The cost of the execution of the document is estimated at 30 billion rubles.
In addition, many large companies, including Yandex and Mail.Ru Group, spoke out for this law. However, many telecom operators, including Tele 2, MTC and Megafon, called it unfinished. They believe that changes can adversely affect the quality of services and the development of the Internet as a whole.
On April 22, the Council of the Federation should review the law on Internet isolation and make a final decision.Tags: adopted, Duma, isolation, law, reading, RuNet, state