Amba Kak, Lessons from a global review of zero-rating: how regulators have sought to pick good from bad, Mozilla Tech Policy Fellowship, 2018
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Amba Kak, The internet un-bundled: locating the user’s voice in the debate on zero rating, M.Sc. dissertation, Oxford Internet Institute, 2015
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My paper spoke directly to the then live policy debate on net-neutrality - specifically zero-rated plans (think Facebook FreeBasics) in India, which eventually concluded in a prohibition on differential pricing for data based on the content being accessed. The thesis was also cited in some stakeholder’s official submissions to the telecom regulator.

For discussions of this research in books, reports and articles see here.


Net-neutrality: TRAI does well to hard code in license terms, Business Standard, November 2017

Is free-basics the access that users want?, Business Standard, December 30th 2015

The idea of the free and open internet has long found currency in net neutrality, Economic Times, February 11th 2015  

TRAI regulations on VAS need more teeth, March 2015. This work was cited in a submission to the Watal Committee report on digital payments (See IFMR submission)

co-author, TRAI’s consultation paper towards net-neutrality, January 2017