Exploring Zero-Rating Challenges: Views from Five Countries by Carolina Rossini, Vice President of International Policy at Public Knowledge and Taylor Moore, 2015 Google Policy Fellow.

This paper examines zero-rating practices on a global scale, focusing on their effects in five countries to add to the growing international net neutrality debate.

The following can be attributed to Carolina Rossini, Vice President of International Policy at Public Knowledge:

“The zero-rating debate is one of the toughest issues out there, and has called into question various issues related to net neutrality and competition policy. Countries have changed their clear-cut laws to accommodate some practices. These zero-rating models include a variety of goals, ranging from marketing to adding more clients to your network to providing public services related information to connecting more people to the Internet. However, we need to get past the rhetoric of good intentions and look at the facts to inform policymakers. This is necessary so we can foster innovation and promote the public interest as we move forward with strong net neutrality rules around the globe.”

The following can be attributed to Taylor Moore, Google Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge:

“Admittedly, before the case studies I was unaware of the global significance of these issues. However, its significance and multifaceted nature are illustrated by the variation in each country’s response to net neutrality and zero-rating. I think that these case studies will not only contribute to the ongoing debate of these subjects, but will also aid in future formulations of policy considerations. Going forward, I think that Public Knowledge’s approach of analyzing the global response will be beneficial.”

You may view this paper here.

Exploring Zero – Rating Challenges : Views From Five Countries