Net Neutrality proponents are always saying that they are promoting a more “open and free” Internet. Last week, Susan Crawford, a former advisor to President Obama on matters concerning science, technology and innovation, wrote an article in Medium condemning a practice known as “zero rating”—where some wireless carriers offer free wireless data to access certain websites, content or applications. Essentially, consumers will have wireless access to certain online content and this access will not be counted on consumer data plans. To Read ACI’s entire piece, visit The Hill’s Congressional Blog.
A writer and research fellow for The American Consumer Institute, Zack has been associated with a variety of media organizations and think tanks over the years, including most recently for The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based policy think tank. He has worked in many news organizations, including several news radio stations. Zack writes primarily on technology, energy, and national regulatory/legislative issues. Zack is also involved with web and digital application development.