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Zero-rating services assessed in Canada

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Zero-rating services assessed in Canada

An article published in the Toronto Star details the developments around net neutrality in Canada. After net neutrality rules were established in many markets, including in Canada where content blocking and slowdowns are restricted, the focus of the debates switched specifically to zero-rating services.

The article argues that zero-rated services would signify the return of the “two-tier” internet that opponents of net neutrality argued against. The issue has taken centre stage in internet governance discussions around the world, and telecom regulators are assessing the topic with some already explicitly banning it.

Now, the Canadian regulator CRTC has launched a consultation on the issue, with a hearing planned for the fall. According to the article however, it’s already clear that there will be opposing voices from “government consumer groups and a growing number of industry players”.


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Teemu Henriksson


2016-07-06 12:21

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