Source:2199Malavika Jayaram, Sarah Morris, Nicol Turner-Lee, Mike Ludwig
Affiliation:Digital Asia Hub, Open Technology Institute, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, Truthout.org
To counter the digital divide, especially internationally, companies including Facebook and T-mobile have proposed zero-rating. In this model, users pay nothing for access to walled-garden internet. Those opposed argue that zero-rating violates net neutrality by privileging the providers’ content over any other. This session will introduce you to the intricacies of this policy fight, both as it plays out in the United States and globally.