Net Neutrality: A Guide to (and History of) a Contested Idea
This week, news broke that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules for how the Internet works. In short: the FCC would allow network owners (your Verizons, Comcasts, etc.) to create Internet "fast lanes" for companies (Disney, The Atlantic) that pay them more. For Internet activists, this directly violated the principle of net neutrality, which has been a hot-button issue in Silicon Valley for a long time.