Forget fast lanes. The real threat for net-neutrality is zero-rated content

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When telcos zero-rate data used by their apps and their partners’ apps, they are engaging in price discrimination and threatening net neutrality. The practice should be banned in U.S. and Europe.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

Zero-rate data sure looks like an unfair advantage to me.


"Mobile internet connectivity is different from fixed. Firstly, it requires the use of spectrum, which is a scarce public resource. It is one thing if telcos zero-rate their IPTV app over their cables, but quite another when they use a licensed, scarce public resource to foreclose the communication, media and cloud storage markets."

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