What the Defense of Net Neutrality Means For the Future of the Internet (The Economist)


The Federal Communications Commission’s recent vote to regulate broadband as public utility seems to only strengthen the debate on if and how the internet should be regulated. At the heart of this debate is the question of how network operators should manage a flood of transmitted data and the rise of new forms of traffic online.

The Commission’s vote appears to uphold the concept of network neutrality, which stipulates that internet providers should treat all traffic equally. The Economist takes a closer look at what network neutrality means and why it matters for the preservation of an open internet.

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