Implications of Net Neutrality for Canadian Culture

What is the state of the law on network neutrality in Canada? My article explains.

The article contributes to the growing body of network neutrality literature by describing and commenting on recent developments in Canada. There have been and still are ongoing industry practices, regulatory policy proceedings, judicial decisions and pending litigation, and legislative proposals relevant to the issue of network neutrality in Canada.

While most of the network neutrality literature has an economic focus, this paper explores implications of network neutrality for Canadian culture. Though the dominant technological and economic discourses about issues like innovation and competition cannot be ignored, these are not the only paradigms with which to frame regulatory and other decision-making. This paper recommends a light-handed cultural policy response that imposes neutrality obligations in a principled rather than prescriptive manner.

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