Originally coined by law professor Tim Wu, net neutrality is the idea that Internet service providers should treat all data that passes through their systems the same, regardless of its origin or content. It prohibits ISPs from practices like paid prioritization. The Federal Communications Commission imposed net neutrality as official U.S. policy in 2015.
Tech groups ask DNC and RNC to add internet policies to party platforms
'A free and open internet is an engine of economic growth,' the groups told the two major parties.
Could this bill kneecap the FCC's ability to protect net neutrality?
Critics say the FCC's powers are on the chopping block.
FCC chairman backs Charter-Time Warner Cable merger—but conditions rankle agency's critics
The head of the FCC says he's trying to protect consumers. His critics say he's making a power grab.
House passes bill blocking FCC's power to regulate Internet prices
Republicans want to make sure the FCC can't tell ISPs what to charge for Internet access.
White House vows to veto bill banning FCC regulation of Internet prices
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