WS 7 follow up: Impact of zero rating

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Session teaser

This session aims at addressing the impact of ZR on stakeholders including users.

Session description

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Competition, Consumers choice, Developing Countries, Business Models, Costs/Benefits, Walled Gardens, Opportunities, Innovation


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  • No panelists on stage
  • One main moderator in the audience

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  • Focal Point: Frederic Donck, Internet Society
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  • Moderator: Frederic Donck, Internet Society
  • Remote moderator: Valentina Pavel
  • Org team

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  • Reporter: Konstantinos Komaitis, ISOC

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Transcript: Impact of zero rating


  • Is it part of Network Neutrality or a business model or both?
  • Is Zero Rating protecting the Internet as a system of innovation?
  • Does zero rating affect customer choice and experience?
  • Should law makers provide a general rule on zero rating? What role does competition play?
  • Discussions on zero rating should focus on principles, e.g. exclusive vs non exclusive, etc.

Session twitter hashtag

Hashtag: #zerorating