Why net neutrality rules should apply to ‘zero rating’

A CRTC hearing on zero rating and differential pricing is planned for the fall, but it is already clear that a retreat from Canada’s well-established net neutrality principles will face vocal opposition from government, consumer groups, and a growing number of industry players.

Internet users won the policy battle and years later net neutrality rules can be found worldwide. Indeed, the importance of an 'open Internet' was recently affirmed by Canada's Minister of Innovation Navdeep Bains, who told an international conference that the economy depends upon it. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By MICHAEL GEIST

PUBLISHED : Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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