Been hearing a lot about net neutrality lately? Wondering what, exactly, that means?
According to Gabe Rottman of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, although there’s no universal definition of net neutrality, all agree it incorporates three basic tenets:
- No discrimination against content for reasons outside of normal network management;
- No blocking of lawful content for any reason, including because it is offered by a competitor or is controversial; and
- Transparency rules that ensure consumers know what their broadband provider is up to.
Sounds pretty to good to us. But now net neutrality is being threatened. Read Gabe's entire post on the current state of things here.
On Monday, President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality." Now it's up to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to take action to protect the free and open internet as we know it. Join us in telling Wheeler and the FCC to protect net neutrality today.