R Sheet on Net Neutrality

Key Points

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.
Intentionally blocking or throttling access to lawful content harms both consumers and competition, so the practice should be a categorical violation of net neutrality.
Depending on the context, however, prioritization can be harmful or beneficial and thus should be assessed case by case.
The FCC and FTC must work together to police net neutrality throughout the Internet ecosystem.

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