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Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
June 26, 2014
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

In December 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the Open Internet Order, which enacted binding network neutrality rules for the first time. Network neutrality rules limit the ability of Internet service providers to interfere with the applications, content and services on their networks; they allow users to decide how they want to use the Internet without interference from Internet service providers. In January of this year, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the core provisions of the Open Internet Order – the rules against blocking and discrimination. Read more » about Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like

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