Net Neutrality is a big deal when it comes to internet access and if you do not know why then you have come to the right place. With all the unpredictable political changes that have taken place since the New Year, the issue of Internet access is an important topic in game news today.
What is Net Neutrality?
The main principle of net neutrality is that ISP’s (Internet service providers) cannot discriminate against content and application access. They must allow consumers equal access to all content and applications that are available on the Internet instead of favoring specific websites and/or products. In February of 2015, then Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler passed the “open Internet” order, which classifies Internet providers as “common carriers.” In other words, the order helped to classify broadband Internet as a utility service similar to the telephone or electricity.