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Net Neutrality May be Coming To An End and Why You Need To Be Worried

Net Neutrality May be Coming To An End and Why You Need To Be Worried

The internet may never be the same again after news resurfaced last week about the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) plans to end net-neutrality rules that make the web more accessible to all. The term was created by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in 2003. The concept created a framework for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all data across the internet the same regardless of user, platform, content, application, or method of communication. In other words net-neutrality forbids major service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T from blocking, slowing service, or charge fees for specific use on the internet.