R Sheet on Net Neutrality
- 1) Net neutrality is designed to protect users’ rights and ensure fair competition online by policing unfair discrimination or other harmful practices that either limit consumer choice or stifle competition.
- 2) Intentionally blocking or throttling access to lawful content harms both consumers and competition, so the practice should be a categorical violation of net neutrality.
- 3) Depending on the context, however, prioritization can be harmful or beneficial and thus should be assessed case by case.
- 4) The FCC and FTC must work together to police net neutrality throughout the Internet ecosystem.