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Net Neutrality Experts' Roundtable Series

The Internet Society has long refrained from participating in the legal and political back-and-forth regarding net neutrality in the United States. Globally, we have been staunch proponents of principles that support the global Internet, but we realized that many of the conversations about how to protect an open Internet in the United States have veered from technical debates to statutory ones.

As these conversations have dragged on and intensified, the Internet Society felt that there was an opportunity to apply a collaborative approach to the debates and see whether a way forward might emerge.

Starting in June 2018, the Internet Society convened an ideologically diverse group of experts to create a baseline set of principles for an open Internet in the United States. The Net Neutrality Experts’ Roundtable Series included representatives from the technical community, edge providers, academia, Internet service providers, industry associations, and both left- and right-leaning civil society groups.

In a series of meetings over ten months, participants discussed how to create a sustainable solution for net neutrality that protect the interests of Internet users while fostering an environment that encourages investment and innovation. Ultimately, the group was able to create a consensus-driven set of bipartisan principles for an open Internet in the United States.

Learn how the Internet Society helped experts find common ground on one of the most complex Internet policy issues in the United States.

Net Neutrality News

Finding Common Ground on U.S. Net Neutrality
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Internet Governance 29 May 2019

Finding Common Ground on U.S. Net Neutrality

After more than a decade of regulatory ping pong, net neutrality’s future in the United States is still unclear....

Net Neutrality Round Table
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Public Policy 18 June 2018

Net Neutrality Round Table

Debates regarding net neutrality regulation in the United States have been carried out for over a decade. Rulemakings by...

US Senate Makes Moves to Reinstate Net Neutrality, But Sustainable Rules Are Still Necessary
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Connecting the World 22 May 2018

US Senate Makes Moves to Reinstate Net Neutrality, But Sustainable Rules Are Still Necessary

On May 16, the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) repeal...

New Developments in the Net Neutrality Debate
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Public Policy 12 January 2018

New Developments in the Net Neutrality Debate

Democrats in the USA haven’t given up on net neutrality since the FCC voted to repeal the 2015 Open...

Net Neutrality and the FCC’s December 14 Vote
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Public Policy 11 December 2017

Net Neutrality and the FCC’s December 14 Vote

Net neutrality is defined differently in different circles. For the Internet Society, it means that an Internet service provider...

We need a more sustainable approach to Network Neutrality
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Public Policy 22 November 2017

We need a more sustainable approach to Network Neutrality

Yesterday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai announced that in the FCC’s upcoming December 14 meeting they will...

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