Net Neutrality and the Open Internet: What it is, what it isn’t, and why it’s important for consumers

Net neutrality: Although the term has been around for more than 14 years, the mention of it still triggers a debate filled with jargon and strong emotions. And though the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally passed working, court-approved net neutrality rules in 2015, the issue is back in the headlines because the new FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, plans to repeal them. This position paper outlines what consumers need to know about net neutrality and the current landscape.