Great news: Net neutrality wins!
According to net neutrality campaign website battleforthenet.com, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given in to massive pressure from the public.
The commission voted to preserve net neutrality with rules that prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating online by slowing down access to sites and services we all know and love.
“The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It’s simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field,” FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said, according to Politico.
Sadly, the war over net neutrality may not be over yet. According to Politico, the vote was a close one, with commission members voting along party lines. The telecom industry is expected to mount a legal challenge to the net neutrality order. Still, the FCC ruling was one big victory for net neutrality and a battle won in the name of Internet freedom.