The Evolving Internet and the Net Neutrality Debate

In our rapidly changing digital landscape, the debate over net neutrality has once again taken center stage. However, as we navigate the intricacies of today’s digital world, it becomes increasingly evident that net neutrality is a concept whose time has passed, or, more accurately, one that technology has outgrown.

On October 19, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on whether to consider rules that would govern the public internet under a set of laws called Title II, which were primarily crafted nearly a century ago for telephone utilities. The rules look much like those adopted in 2015 under pressure from the Obama White House, which were largely relaxed in 2017 during the tenure of Republican leadership at the commission.

Read Dr. Jamison’s complete blog post at AEI.