Larry Downes: “Pushing The Net Neutrality Rock Back Up The Hill” (Forbes)
On Thursday, the FCC will vote on a proposal to review its 2015 decision to transform Internet Service Providers into public utilities. The 2015 Order also included the most recent version of so-called “net neutrality” rules, which had twice been rejected by federal courts for exceeding the agency’s legal authority. First coined in 2003 by a legal academic, net neutrality calls for open and equal treatment of data packets traveling across the Internet. To be clear, Thursday’s vote only begins the review process. An actual vote is months away.