February 26, 2015
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to approve new net neutrality regulations. If the new rules are adopted, internet service will be regulated like a public utility, a move that will prevent companies from manipulating internet traffic.
It will be a major victory both for President Obama and for a swarm of internet companies that vocally supported net neutrality—everything from Netflix to Twitter, to Mozilla, Tumblr, and Etsy.
However, even if these new rules are adopted, the fight will be far from over. The FCC's ruling is expected to be challenged in courts, and some Republicans have warned that years of costly litigation could lie ahead.
Marvin Ammori, a First Amendment lawyer and internet policy expert, explains what this decision means, and what happens next.
Listen to the full interview on SoundCloud.