Insights Ofcom issues call for evidence on net neutrality


Ofcom has published a call for evidence on net neutrality, as part of its review of how the current framework is functioning.

The principle of net neutrality is that internet users, not their broadband provider, have control over what they see and do online. Since the current rules were put in place in 2016, there have been a number of important developments in the online world, including a surge in demand for capacity, the rollout of 5G and the increasing role of the cloud.

In light of these developments, Ofcom is carrying out a review of the framework to ensure it continues to best serve people’s interests while supporting competition, innovation and investment. Ofcom has not made any recommendations at this stage and any changes to the framework would be a matter for the UK Government.

The call for evidence closes on 2 November 2021 and Ofcom aims to publish its initial findings in spring 2022. To access the call for evidence, click here.