This chapter challenges the prevailing consensus among most academics, activists and policymakers that uniform normative definitions and standards for net neutrality and zero-rating – the Holy Grail of policymaking - do not yet exist. But it turns out the Holy Grail does exist. Using examples drawn from ongoing experiences in Latin America, I demonstrate that the existing international human rights law framework is an appropriate and adequate source for uniform universal standards on net neutrality. Using case studies from Mexico, Colombia, and Chile, I show how the application of relevant human rights standards contributes to effectively implementing and protecting net neutrality principles, not just in Latin America but globally.
GW Paper Series
UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Reloaded: Zero Rating, Specialised Service, Ad Blocking and Traffic Management (Luca Belli eds. 1st ed. 2016); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-40; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-40.