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Net neutrality: Ensuring free flow of information while protecting ISP networks

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 8:40 AM | By Mark Hayes and Adam Jacobs

The term “net neutrality” was first coined by Tim Wu in June 2002, who was at the time an associate law professor at the University of Virginia Law School. Since then, the term has fostered lively debates and snarky comments everywhere from Internet forums to the Canadian House of Commons.

Net neutrality is largely understood to mean that all Internet traffic should be treated equally by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as it passes through their networks. In other words, as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission...