Techdirt Podcast Episode 65: Net Neutrality, Zero Rating & The Games Internet Providers Play

from the chaotic-neutral dept

The battle for net neutrality seemed like it was over — but the regulations left a loophole open. Unsurprisingly, ISPs quickly started exploiting it, offering "zero rating" services to do an end-run around true net neutrality. Last week's guest Marvin Ammori joins us again this week, to discuss the true and imperfect state of net neutrality, and the many games internet providers play.

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    Thomas Sachson, 16 Mar 2016 @ 10:27am

    The Easier Zero-Rating / Toll-Free Path

    On the issue of “zero-rating”, this is all the more reason why carriers should embrace simple toll-free apps (www.freebyte.me). This type of tech won’t violate net neutrality since it is designed to prevent any form of network prioritization / favoritism / price discrimination. Also, the FCC’s regulatory remit likely ends at the edge of the core network – not extending to the billions of “network independent” apps (third party software) that merely reside on a phone after being installed therein at the sole discretion of the phone owner / retail consumer.

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