Net Neutrality in 2018

Net Neutrality is a term used by Tim Wu that describes a major worry that permitting a monopoly in the Internet Service Provider or ISP could allow a major shift in the market that would give absolute power to broadband companies over internet applications.[1] In January 2018 the Federal Communications Commission released an order titled Restoring Internet Freedom that calls for regulations to be removed from Obama era legislature that put into place rules to protect the average consumer from slow, overpriced and inaccessible internet connection.[2] The order erases the need for total transparency[disambiguation needed] from internet service providers to discourage unfair pricing and practices such as blocking or strangling lawful internet trafficking in favor of other sponsored or paid traffic from a third party[disambiguation needed].[3]


  1. ^ Gans, 2015. J.S. GansWeak versus strong net neutrality. J. Regul. Econ., 47 (2015), pp. 183-200
  2. ^ "Restoring Internet Freedom". Federal Communications Commission. 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ Koning, Kendall J.; Yankelevich, Aleksandr (2018). "From internet "Openness" to "Freedom": How far has the net neutrality pendulum swung?". Utilities Policy. 54: 37–45. doi:10.1016/j.jup.2018.07.004. ISSN 0957-1787.