The FCC recently proposed reinstating net neutrality rules. This paper surveys what net neutrality is, its history and place within broader telecommunications regulations, and its impact on internet service.
– Definitions of net neutrality make it seem to be a laudable policy goal, but the specifics of such a regulation precipitate a wholly different outcome.
– Internet speed, access, and affordability have increased more in America under a free market regime than net neutrality.
– Proponents of net neutrality continue to cite concerns over the dire consequences of an open market, despite the data indicating otherwise.