Net Neutrality

Since its inception, the Internet has been governed by principles of openness and non-discrimination. Net neutrality is the legal principle that underpins the free and open Internet as we know it today. Simply put, it means that broadband gatekeepers – Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, and other Internet service providers (ISPs) – should treat all Internet traffic equally and not discriminate between different bits of data. That’s how the Internet works today: users can go to any website and access any type of content, whenever they want.

The FCC should eliminate the distinction between wireline and wireless in its 2010 Open Internet Order. To the extent wireless networks are constrained by bandwidth, the FCC’s existing exception for reasonable network management provides sufficient flexibility.

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