"Net neutrality" is the term used to describe the concept of keeping the Internet open to all lawful content, information, applications, and equipment. There is increasing concern that the owners of the local broadband connections (usually either the cable or telephone company) may block or discriminate against certain Internet users or applications in order to give an advantage to their own services. While the owners of the local network have a legitimate right to manage traffic on their network to prevent congestion, viruses, and so forth, network owners should not be able to block or degrade traffic based on the identity of the user or the type of application solely to favor their interests.
- Biden Administration Promotes Net Neutrality, EDUCAUSE Review, July 29, 2021
- EDUCAUSE Joins Net Neutrality Amicus Brief, EDUCAUSE, August 28, 2018
- FCC Says Good-Bye to Net Neutrality, EDUCAUSE, December 11, 2017
- U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules in Full, NPR, June 14, 2016
- FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality, Wired, February 4, 2015.
- 2014 FCC Net Neutrality Rule-Making: Higher Education/Libraries Reply Comments, October 23, 2014
- Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity and Prosperity, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's remarks at the Brookings Institution, September 21, 2009.
- FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Network Neutrality (October 22, 2009)
- FCC's Four Principles of Internet Freedom