The IFLA Statement on Net Neutrality and Zero-Rating
was launched at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress
in Columbus, USA. They define network neutrality and zero-rating (I have copied some of this text, below) and identify the issues for libraries and librarians (which touch very much on issues of access on equality). The Statement can be downloaded at http://www.ifla.org/publications/node/10700
"Network neutrality, or net neutrality, is the principle that all data or traffic on the Internet should be treated equally. Internet users’ freedom of choice should not be restricted or affected giving preferential treatment to certain content, services, applications, or devices."
"Zero-rating is the practice according to which data consumption of specific applications or services is not counted against users’ data allowance. ......