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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Zero rating: Streaming video gets a break

Zero rating: Streaming video gets a break: "How does someone convince consumers that free data is “bad” for them?  To convince consumers that they don’t know what is good for themselves, zero-rated data has been described by some as violating net neutrality or, more accurately, the spirit of net neutrality.  This is a rather broad policy assertion, and an even broader legal assertion, so clarification is useful. 

To be sure, zero rating plans were being evaluated under new regulations that were part of the Open Internet Order that ushered in the codification of net neutrality principles.

In particular, as the Commission itself said it would be, zero rating was evaluated (in large part) under the highly controversial General Conduct Rule." 'via Blog this'

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