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Net neutrality is a set of rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which say Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon, cannot block, throttle, or prioritize certain content on the Internet.The Covid-19 Pandemic Shows the Virtues of Net Neutrality WIRED FAQ: What’s Happened Since Net Neutrality Was Repealed? idropnews.com FCC Ordered To Disclose Data About Net Neutrality Commenters 05/04/2020 MediaPost Communications Op-Ed: Net Neutrality and Coronavirus - AAF American Action Forum FCC loses legal battle to hide IP addresses of net neutrality comments PC Gamer FCC ordered to provide IP addresses tied to fake net neutrality comments Engadget If net neutrality still existed, here’s how coronavirus could have played out The Daily Dot How Trump got the FCC involved in his war against Twitter CNET Trump's executive order targeting Twitter will hurt users far more than the company NBC News INSIGHT: Light at the End of the Net Neutrality Tunnel Bloomberg Law Here’s how Twitter has lobbied on free-speech issues as Trump threatens company MarketWatch The court let the FCC kill net neutrality, here’s why The Verge COVID-19 Crisis Shows Need For Net Neutrality Rules, Advocates Say 04/21/2020 MediaPost Communications Tech industry asks U.S. court to reconsider net neutrality ruling Reuters Net Neutrality: How Recent Developments Could Affect Content Companies and IP Intensive Businesses IPWatchdog.com Court Upholds Net Neutrality Repeal, With Some Caveats The New York Times Telecommuting to Avoid COVID-19? Thank the End of 'Net Neutrality' Cato Institute Here's Another Chance to Weigh In on the FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal WIRED New York State Legislator Introduces a Very Bad “Net Neutrality” Bill EFF FCC rejects calls from cities for more time to respond to net neutrality proceeding The Verge Trump, Twitter and the distraction of censorship: Roy S. Gutterman syracuse.com Net Neutrality: What the FCC Decision Means for You MONEY U.S. appeals court will not reconsider net neutrality repeal ruling Reuters The Covid-19 Deregulation The Wall Street Journal Net neutrality needed Montana Standard FCC To Study Impact Of Net Neutrality Repeal 02/20/2020 MediaPost Communications 'Net neutrality' rules quietly fade away | Opinion | wiscnews.com Portage Daily Register FCC's Rosenworcel urges public to comment on net neutrality FierceTelecom Why We Still Need Net Neutrality Benton Foundation Will 2020 see a state-by-state return to net neutrality in the US? 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The New York Times Net Neutrality Explained & Why It's So Important | Screen Rant Screen Rant No Net Neutrality Questions In Four Debates Hosted By ISP-Owned Networks Forbes State of the State: Strengthening net neutrality protections NEWS10 ABC EFF to Court: Broadband Privacy Law Passes First Amendment Muster EFF Does net neutrality still matter in our post-web world? ZDNet Ex-FCC Staffer Says FCC Authority Given Up In Net Neutrality Repeal Sure Would Prove Handy In A Crisis Above the Law Is the Net Neutrality Repeal Saving Consumers Billions? - My TechDecisions TechDecisions DC Circuit Hands FCC Partial Victory in Net Neutrality Fight Courthouse News Service MultiBrief: Dominant Facebook supports net neutrality, political ads MultiBriefs Exclusive Something in the Air The Atlantic Elon Musk is polluting the skies with SpaceX’s thousands of satellites MarketWatch F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules The New York Times House votes to restore net neutrality rules CNN Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss Ars Technica Montana senators should join efforts to protect net neutrality The Missoulian The Ongoing Saga of Chevron and Net Neutrality The Regulatory Review The FCC said repealing net-neutrality rules would help consumers: It hasn’t Yahoo Finance Never-ending net neutrality litigation means lawyers always win American Enterprise Institute Why Net Neutrality Advocates Remain Optimistic WIRED FFTF Pushes For Net Neutrality Question in Debates Multichannel News Study Proves The FCC's Core Justification for Killing Net Neutrality Was False VICE
The term was coined by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in 2003, as an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier, which was used to describe the role of telephone systems.
A widely cited example of a violation of net neutrality principles was the Internet service provider Comcast's secret slowing ("throttling") of uploads from peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) applications by using forged packets. Comcast did not stop blocking these protocols, like BitTorrent, until the FCC ordered them to stop. In another minor example, The Madison River Communications company was fined US$15,000 by the FCC, in 2004, for restricting their customers' access to Vonage, which was rivaling their own services. AT&T was also caught limiting access to FaceTime, so only those users who paid for AT&T's new shared data plans could access the application. In July 2017, Verizon Wireless was accused of throttling after users noticed that videos played on Netflix and Youtube were slower than usual, though Verizon commented that it was conducting "network testing" and that net neutrality rules permit "reasonable network management practices".
Research suggests that a combination of policy instruments will help realize the range of valued political and economic objectives central to the network neutrality debate. Combined with strong public opinion, this has led some governments to regulate broadband Internet services as a public utility, similar to the way electricity, gas, and the water supply are regulated, along with limiting providers and regulating the options those providers can offer.