Net Neutrality is the idea that the data found on the internet should be treated equally and without discrimination by users, providers, or government agencies alike.
Created to regulate radio, television, cable, etc.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) FORMED
By 2000, 52% of US adults use the internet
INTERNET USE REACHES 50%
FCC Chairman Michael Powell advocates for consumer freedom online
FIRST GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION
Tim Berners-Lee adapts the government ARPANET for consumer use- World Wide Web
MODERN INTERNET CREATED
FCC passes Open Internet Act in December, promises to preserve free and open internet
OPEN INTERNET ACT
FCC passes act protecting open internet known as "Net Neutrality." New rules pass 3-2
FCC PASSES NET NEUTRALITY
New FCC chairman Ajit Pai repeals the new regulations on the internet hoping to "promote competition."
FCC REPEALS NET NEUTRALITY
REPEALED LAWS TAKE EFFECT
Newly repealed net neutrality laws take effect June 11th, Chairman Pai hopes the relaxed regulations pave the way for innovation and competition- benefiting the consumer.
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