Coined in 2003 by a Columbia University law professor Tim Wu, "net neutrality" is the idea that all data should be treated equally on the Internet. The topic of net neutrality, however, is not neutral and many opposing viewpoints exist in conversations about it. Get the facts on all sides of the conversation in these articles, books, databases, and videos.
Articles & Research
Public libraries support intellectual freedom- it is one of KCLS' Values. This opinion piece by American Library Association president Julie Todaro claims that net neutrality is basic for this value.
Criticism of the concept includes Christopher Jon Sprigman's piece "Net Neutrality Doesn’t Mean Cheaper Internet Access" and Nicholas G. Hahn III’s article, "Net Neutrality Will Limit Religious Freedom."
You can read the full critical articles listed above, access statistics, and find other research representing multiple perspectives in Opposing Viewpoints. Just log in to the Net Neutrality topic center with your library card and PIN to start exploring.
Susan Crawford's book, Captive Audience, explains why Americans are paying more for Internet and getting less than dozens of other countries.
For further reading on the subject, check out our Net Neutrality Reading List.