Definition of net neutrality in English:

net neutrality

(also network neutrality)


mass noun
  • The principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favouring or blocking particular products or websites.

    • ‘Unlike so many internet freedom campaigns, though, the argument for net neutrality isn't just supported by a ragtag bunch of developers and techno-hippies.’
    • ‘Feeling threatened, the Internet community tried to push through net neutrality rules that said every packet should be treated equally.’
    • ‘Uncertainty over potential network neutrality requirements is one of the major factors delaying necessary network upgrades.’
    • ‘The argument that POTS telephony capacity scaling is a counter-example of network neutrality isn't going to convince anyone on either side of anything.’
    • ‘The battle over network neutrality has transcended party lines.’
    • ‘My reason for supporting network neutrality, in whatever form it can be accomplished, is simpler.’
    • ‘Aside from network neutrality, some senators are concerned that streamlined regulation of telecom video services might take too much power from local government.’
    • ‘The network neutrality concept originated with the phone business: all phone calls were to be treated equally.’
    • ‘Taking a look 5-10 years into the future makes the existence of these new network neutrality issues even less problematic.’
    • ‘This week the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releases its proposed new rules for Internet Service Provider (ISP) network neutrality.’
    • ‘If they can make net neutrality the law, the network providers won't be able to manage their network, traffic shape, provide QoS, etc.’
    • ‘Farber has urged Congress not to enact network neutrality mandates that would prevent significant improvements to the Internet.’
    • ‘By codifying the principle, the FCC is attempting to limit the erosion of network neutrality.’
    • ‘This is the best explanation I have yet seen for why broadband ISPs hate the concept of network neutrality.’
    • ‘The network neutrality issue has become the most disputed aspect of an effort to overhaul the nation's telecommunications law.’
    • ‘On the information superhighway, net neutrality should be a basic rule of the road.’
    • ‘The net neutrality debate reached fever pitch in the summer.’
    • ‘Two congressmen have proposed laws which would enforce the principle of net neutrality.’
    • ‘The proposed changes conflict with one of the fundamental concepts of the Internet, network neutrality.’
    • ‘I am certainly open to arguments on the merits on net neutrality, but I am much less open to achieving those ends via regulation.’