Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-192: "Opponents of differential pricing practices argue that such practices undermine the principle of net neutrality because they enable ISPs to act as “gatekeepers” that can provide an advantage to certain application providers over others, create barriers to entry, influence consumption, and ultimately limit consumer choice, as well as threaten innovation, freedom of expression, and the diversity of voices.
Differential pricing practices are a growing global trend that some regulators in other countries have examined, or are currently examining. For example, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently ruled on the use of these practices. As well, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently began a fact-finding exercise regarding these practices in the United States.Footnote 6 In 2015, the European Commission agreed to set net neutrality rules, which include provisions concerning the zero-rating of Internet data by ISPs." 'via Blog this'