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1.3 Regulatory Frameworks and Net Neutrality

Part A:  Regulatory Frameworks

Class Descriptoin (ISOC Online)
        Introduction to regulatory frameorks
       Telecommunications regulation
       Network management and net neutrality

Candidate Lecturers: Robert Pepper

    Internet Society, Regulatory Frameworks, in Shaping the Internet, 2010. [2015 Revision]

Part B: Net Neutrality

Class Outline:   
   Legal issues
   Technical issues
   International issues

Class Description (KS Park)

    1. Origins - "common carrier" doctrine
    2. Internet - why "common carrier"?  - structure of TCP/IP - "end-to-end" principle
    3. Examples of net neutrality violation - mVoIP throttling
    4. FCC and Net Neutrality Rules, and other salient countries 
    5. Zero rating, Sponsored Data - Is Financial Discrimination a net neutrality violation or an antitrust violation? 
    6. Net neutrality for wireless network - VoLTE

Class Description (Jeremy Malcolm)
  • Definition of net neutrality
  • History of net neutrality regulation globally
  • Controversies
    • Reasonable network management
    • Specialized services
    • Zero rating
  • Trends and projections
Class Description (Mahesh Uppal)
   The Net Neutrality Challenge
        1.   Introduction: Evolution of Net Neutrality Concern
                - Market power of network operators and threat to Net Neutrality
                - Perspective of Network Operator
        2.  International approaches to Net Neutrality
                - US, Europe, Latin America, Asia
        3.  Case Study: India
        4.  Major issues around the Net Neutrality
                - Open Internet, Access, Technology, Investment, Competition
        5.  Designing Net Neutrality regulation
                - Designing Net Neutrality Regulation
              - Reconciling regulatory objectives
                -  Managing incentives and risk
      6.   Conclusion: Preliminary Learning

Video: 2016 APSIG by Mahesh Uppal

Lecture Pool
Additional Lecturer CandidatesKS Park, Jeremy Malcolm
   5G, Slicing, 2017. [Electronics News - Korea, 2017.12.12]
   Richard Bennett, Net Neutrality Delusion, MIT Tech Review, 2017.5.31.
   Global Net Neutrality Forum
   Internet History Library, Net Neutrality (videos).  
   Korea Herald, 5G and Net Neutrality, Workshop on Future of Net Neutrality, 2018.7.19. [in Korean]
   New York Times, FCC plans to repeal net neutrality, 2017.11.21.
   KS Park, Europe's Net Neutrality, 2019.1.15.
   Mahesh Uppal, Free Basics, 2015.
   Mahesh Uppal, TRAI's NN Challenge, 2015.
   Mahesh Uppal, Tailor NN to suite Indian market, 2015.
   Mahesh Uppal, What to do about NN?, 2015.