There is no central feature of the internet that has been subject to as little formal regulation as internet interconnection. However, local public regulation is starting to emerge – be it through transparency regulations, mandatory peering or licensing terms. Due to the networked nature of the internet, local rules may acquire a global scope.
I have set up a short survey to crowdsource an initial overview about what kind of formal regulation exists and to better understand how this regulation affects internet connectivity. If you are a networking professional, please head here to participate: http://limesurvey.hiig.de/index.php/675663?lang=en
Survey answers will feed into a panel discussion, which I am organising at this year's Internet Governance Forum on Nov 12, 2015 in Brazil. It is titled “Internet interconnection under regulatory pressure” and will be open for remote participation. If you would like to receive the livestream link in time, please fill out the survey and drop me your email address in the end. Thanks!
I will present results from this survey remotely in a lightning talk in the Connect WG at RIPE71 on Nov 18, 2015.