What’s the deal with net neutrality?

Greg Price recently submitted an article to the Troy Messenger, What’s the deal with net neutrality?:

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a series of regulations that provided guidance to the way internet service providers (ISP’s) could treat all online traffic. The intent of the of the net neutrality regulations was simple: keep the internet fair and open.

The rules were designed to foster a neutral playing field for all internet content, identifying the internet service provider as the key component in the effort. The ISP’s were instructed to treat all online content in the exact same manner. The ISP’s could not intentionally speed up or slow down traffic to and from specific websites, applications, and, they could not position their own content in a more advantageous manner.

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