LAST WEEK THE FCC voted on the fate of net neutrality. In rolling back the 2015 rules that banned internet service providers from prioritizing certain internet traffic over others, it will be the difference between a free and open online experience, and one where corporations dictate what you can see, and how fast you can see it.
To understand the importance of net neutrality—and the public fight to preserve it—we’re gathering here a collection that illustrates what it is, why it matters, and how lost the internet would be without it. Meanwhile, you can watch the FCC vote unfold live right here, starting at 10:30 ET.
Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu coined the term “net neutrality.” Here, he argues that its abolishment overturns precedents that date back to the ’70s.
Read more: FIGHT: The WIRED Guide to Net Neutrality