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Zero Rating and Mobile Net Neutrality

  • Christopher T. Marsden
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Abstract

Several developed countries have recently legislated for or regulated for net neutrality, the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should not discriminate between different applications, services and content accessed by their users. This came after 20 years of attempted discrimination between content streams within the walled gardens of both fixed and mobile ISPs, such as AOL in the 1990s, BT Openworld (sic) around 2000 and Vodafone Live/360 in 2002-11, which was intended to challenge the Apple AppStore and Android/GooglePlay. Alongside their walled gardens, these ISPs enforced monthly data caps preventing their customers having unlimited use of the Internet.

Keywords

Mobile Data Data Plan Internet Service Provider Zero Rating Internet Access Service 
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  • Christopher T. Marsden
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  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

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