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.

    ‘legislation to protect net neutrality’
    • ‘By codifying the principle, the FCC is attempting to limit the erosion of network neutrality.’
    • ‘My reason for supporting network neutrality, in whatever form it can be accomplished, is simpler.’
    • ‘The network neutrality concept originated with the phone business: all phone calls were to be treated equally.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This week the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releases its proposed new rules for Internet Service Provider (ISP) network neutrality.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The battle over network neutrality has transcended party lines.’
    • ‘Two congressmen have proposed laws which would enforce the principle of net neutrality.’
    • ‘Farber has urged Congress not to enact network neutrality mandates that would prevent significant improvements to the Internet.’
    • ‘If they can make net neutrality the law, the network providers won't be able to manage their network, traffic shape, provide QoS, etc.’
    • ‘The net neutrality debate reached fever pitch in the summer.’
    • ‘The proposed changes conflict with one of the fundamental concepts of the Internet, network neutrality.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Taking a look 5-10 years into the future makes the existence of these new network neutrality issues even less problematic.’
    • ‘Aside from network neutrality, some senators are concerned that streamlined regulation of telecom video services might take too much power from local government.’
    • ‘On the information superhighway, net neutrality should be a basic rule of the road.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I am certainly open to arguments on the merits on net neutrality, but I am much less open to achieving those ends via regulation.’