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.
Congress may overturn Obama-era privacy rules for internet providers
Republicans say the rules are hurting internet providers' bottom lines.
Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai debuts plan to expand broadband
Pai is expected to take the FCC is a stark new direction.
New FCC chairman takes first steps to weaken net neutrality
Trump's pick for FCC chair isn't wasting any time.
Trump’s FCC chairman nominee Ajit Pai wants to end net neutrality
He wants to 'fire up the weed whacker' apparently.
FCC takes one last swing at AT&T before Republicans kill net neutrality
Internet freedom hangs in the balance.
What does Trump mean for the future of the open internet?
Early signs point to big changes for net neutrality.
The Internet Archive is headed to Canada to escape Trump
The Internet Archive would rather be safe than sorry.
AT&T threatens net neutrality with new DirecTV Now streaming service
Internet freedom activists are angry.
Bernie Sanders calls on Obama to kill AT&T–Time Warner deal
'This deal would mean higher prices and fewer choices for the American people.'
Happy Internaut Day! Tim Berners-Lee’s web turns 27 today
What started as an idea in Tim Berners-Lee's mind 27 years ago has changed the world forever.
Net neutrality advocates have concerns about T-Mobile’s new unlimited data plan
It seems great for consumers, but is it?
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
Democrats and consumer groups argue that the bill will have major unintended consequences.