The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote on Thursday. The decision means the FCC will regulate internet service like a public utility, expanding the U.S. governmentâ€™s oversight.Â The net neutrality rules prohibit ISPs from blocking web traffic or charging websites for priority service. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the policy will ensure “that no one â€” whether government or corporate â€” should control free open access to the Internet.”
Prior to the net neutrality vote, two of our EveryJoe columnists wrote pieces with very different viewpoints about net neutrality. Kasimir Urbanski provided A Conservative Defense of Net Neutrality, while Brian Garst believes that Government Imposed Net Neutrality Would Choke the Net.
What’s your opinion on net neutrality?