Call for evidence: Net neutrality review

Published: 7 September 2021
Consultation closes: 2 November 2021
Status: Closed (pending statement)

‘Net neutrality’, sometimes referred to as the ‘open internet’, is the principle of ensuring that users of the internet can control what they see and do online – not the internet service provider (ISP) that connects them to the internet.

We have begun a review of how the UK’s net neutrality framework is functioning. This document is a call for evidence and sets out the context, purpose and scope of the review, and the initial evidence we would welcome from stakeholders. It does not include any policy proposals.

Ofcom is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with the net neutrality rules and can issue guidance on complying with the existing rules. This review is intended to inform our work in these areas. Any changes to the rules would be a matter for Government and ultimately Parliament.


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