Public Knowledge advocates for net neutrality, the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Review the following resources to learn how reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service promotes net neutrality as well as consumer protections over broadband.

Blog Posts

April 24, 2024: How the FCC Can Safeguard Broadband Affordability Initiatives Without Rate Regulation

January 17, 2024: Twitch Shuts Down in South Korea: A Reminder of Why We Fight For Net Neutrality

April 27, 2023: The EU’s “Fair Share” Proposal Is a Threat to Net Neutrality Everywhere

May 13, 2021: 🚫🧢 (“No Cap”): The Truth about Data Caps and Zero-Rating

April 9, 2021: No, California Net Neutrality Law Did Not “Nail” Veterans — Carriers Are Using Vets as Pawns

March 15, 2021: We Already Knew Broadband Should Be A Public Utility. The Pandemic Made It Obvious.

October 27, 2020: FCC Gives Broadband Providers Carte Blanche to Ignore Public Interest

June 3, 2020: AT&T is Reminding Us Why the Video Marketplace Was Traditionally Highly Regulated

December 10, 2019: Two Years Later, Broadband Providers Are Still Taking Advantage of An Internet Without Net Neutrality Protections

October 2, 2019: What’s Next for Net Neutrality

June 11, 2019: Net Neutrality: Not New, But More Important Than Ever

January 29, 2019: Broadband Providers Are Quietly Taking Advantage of an Internet Without Net Neutrality Protections

December 4, 2018: Chairman Pai Isn’t Stopping Robocalls — He’s Empowering Carriers to Block Your Text Messages

April 23, 2018: Net Neutrality Does Not End Today. We Still Don’t Know When It Will. This Is Unusual.

April 12, 2018: House Commerce Takes on Paid Prioritization, an Essential Tenet to the Open Internet

July 19, 2017: Net Neutrality: The Social Justice Issue of Our Time

July 18, 2017: Net Neutrality Challenges in the World: Zero-Rating in the European Union

July 10, 2017: ISP Protests of Title II Make It Clear That We Need the Current Rules

June 13, 2017: There Is No Loophole in the Net Neutrality Rules

May 25, 2017: The FCC is Trying to Kill The Open Internet – What That Means and How to Stop It

May 17, 2017: Small but Powerful: Despite Objections, Small ISPs Need Net Neutrality Too

May 8, 2017: The Truth About Net Neutrality and Infrastructure Investment

May 5, 2017: Fact-Checking ISPs’ Claims of Support for Net Neutrality

April 26, 2017: We Need Title II Protections in the Uncompetitive Broadband Market

April 11, 2017: Line-by-line, We Corrected the Record on Broadband Privacy and Net Neutrality

July 20, 2016: T-Mobile’s Zero-Rating of Pokémon GO Raises Questions for the Open Internet

February 26, 2016: Happy Birthday Net Neutrality! Where Do We Stand One Year Later?

December 3, 2015: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Oral Arguments for Yet Another Appeal of FCC Open Internet Rule

December 2, 2015: Net Neutrality in Court This Week: The Story of How We Got Here

June 23, 2015: The First Net Neutrality Complaint Under The 2015 Rules Is Likely To Lose, And That’s A Good Thing.

June 16, 2015: Net Neutrality Litigation: Round 1 Goes To the FCC

May 26, 2015: “Stay With Me”: ISPs Head to Court to Fight New Net Neutrality Rules

April 28, 2015: USTA Supports Net Neutrality, Except When It Doesn’t

April 23, 2015: The Net Neutrality Saga: A Long-Expected Journey

March 24, 2015: First Round of Lawsuits Filed in Net Neutrality Case. Now What?

March 12, 2015: Today is FCC Net Neutrality Order Day! What Happens Now?

February 26, 2015: What Happens Now With Net Neutrality?

February 26, 2015: A Landmark Day for Net Neutrality

February 13, 2015: PK Experts Answer Your Burning Questions on Net Neutrality and Title II

February 12, 2015: I Just Called to Say I Love Title II

February, 2015: Title II is Not Net Neutrality, and Net Neutrality is Not Utility Regulation

October 2, 2014: Throwing Shade at Title II with Forbearance Fearmongering

September 25, 2014: Reliability Rather Than Rainbows: Why Strong Title II Remains the Best Option For an Open Internet

September 19, 2014: New African Declaration Highlights Net Neutrality, Spectrum and Access to Information Principles

September 10, 2014: Internet Slowdown Day and Net Neutrality

August 14, 2014: Hey T-Mobile: 2007 Called and it Wants its Net Neutrality Complaint Back

August 6, 2014: Putting the Open Internet Transparency Rule to the Test

September 12, 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Net Neutrality Oral Argument

September 9, 2013: What Happened At The Net Neutrality Oral Argument

May 10, 2013: FCC: This is What a Net Neutrality Violation Looks Like

January 15, 2013: AT&T Exempts Itself From Its Data Cap, Violates (at least) the Spirit of Net Neutrality

September 26, 2012: A Network Neutrality Meme That Will Not Go Away

March 27, 2012: Meanwhile, Back At The D.C. Circuit . . . . The Open Internet Litigation Plods Along.

March 26, 2012: Comcast Exempts Itself From Its Data Cap, Violates (at least the) Spirit of Net Neutrality

November 8, 2011: SOPA: Immunity for Net Neutrality Violations?

September 23, 2011: A Quick Guide For The Upcoming Net Neutrality Rules Challenge

June 30, 2011: Civil Society Walks Away From OECD Internet Policy Principles

January 26, 2011: sshh — Republicans Support Net Neutrality

December 21, 2010: The FCC Network Neutrality Order: Possible Adequacy, But No Regulatory Certainty Any Time Soon.

October 27, 2010: The Open Internet Under Assault

October 8, 2010: Sorry AT&T, Title II Would Not “Require” Paid Prioritization.

May 24, 2010: Congress Can Act, But Let The FCC Do Its Job

May 13, 2010: The Big Lie About The FCC’s Third Way To An Open Internet — (And a Dirty Little Secret)

April 28, 2010: Preempt State Broadband Reporting Requirements? Under What Authority?

April 26, 2010: No Houdinis Needed: FCC Should Take Direct Way to Broadband Authority

April 8, 2010: Comcast Sees The Downside To Winning Their Net Neutrality Case

April 6, 2010: The FCC Lacks the Authority to Protect Internet Users–Now What?

February 23, 2010: Connecting The Telecom Dots Behind ‘Net Neutrality’ (Hint: It’s About The Money)

February 1, 2010: Obama Not Backing Away From Net Neutrality

January 15, 2010: How to Preserve an Open Internet

January 14, 2010: Hey FCC: Don’t Sacrifice Network Neutrality to Content Owners

October 30, 2009: Crowdsourcing AT&T’s Anti-Net Neutrality Campaign

October 21, 2009: Canada Adopts Comcast/Bitorrent Standard For Network Management

September 21, 2009: The Open Internet Has A Great Day — But It’s Only Day 1

August 3, 2009: FCC and Congress Start Campaign For Open Internet

May 29, 2009: Obama Defends Net Neutrality; Is Anyone (Time Warner for example) Listening?

January 30, 2009: Some Middle Ground: How Cox Can Trust Its Customers, Control Congestion, and Preserve Net Neutrality

December 18, 2008: AT&T’s 4 Cents and the Wall Street Journal Link Broadband and Net Neutrality

September 19, 2008: What Will Comcast Do Today? First Compliance Check On Comcast/BitTorrent Order.

May 2, 2008: Why The ‘Right’ Gets Net Neutrality Wrong

April 22, 2008: Taking Net Neutrality to the Hill

April 14, 2008: Defining Net Neutrality Internationally

March 27, 2008: Comcast and BitTorrent: Together at Last? [Updated]

November 19, 2007: Right-to-Attach in Walled Gardens is Just As Important as Net Neutrality

August 8, 2007: AT&T Censors Pearl Jam — Another Reason for Net Neutrality

August 2, 2007: Will Sprint really embrace wireless net-neutrality?

June 28, 2007: FTC Net Neutrality Report Tortures Logic to Reach a Twisted Conclusion

April 11, 2007: Telephone Companies Behaving Badly — A Net Neutrality Warning

March 22, 2007: FCC Takes (Passive) Aggressive Action on Net Neutrality

February 16, 2007: The FTC Tackles Net Neutrality

October 4, 2006: Cable Ties Itself Up in Net Neutrality Knots

September 25, 2006: Attention K-Mart Shoppers: Avoid the Net Neutrality Aisle

September 22, 2006: Net Neutrality: Back to the Drawing Board

September 21, 2006: Pro-Net Neutrality Nuggets Are Buried in Verizon’s Poll

August 30, 2006: Net neutrality as better business standards

August 29, 2006: Spectrum and Net Neutrality Lessons from the FCC’s Recent Spectrum Auction

August 22, 2006: The Net Neutrality Ironies Facing the FTC

August 8, 2006: Net Neutrality, Before the Net

August 3, 2006: Net Neutrality Tool Misses the Point

July 17, 2006: Ringside at the Net Neutrality Smackdown

June 28, 2006: Network Neutrality, & “Internet Misrepresentation”

June 19, 2006: Get Your Net Neutrality Definitions Here!

June 14, 2006: What Matters Most about Network Neutrality

June 12, 2006: Net Neutrality in One Page – A Rebuttal

June 9, 2006: A New Net Neutrality Opening

June 9, 2006: After the Net Neutrality Vote

June 8, 2006: Net Rurality

June 6, 2006: Net Neutrality Nitty Gritty

Press Releases

April 25, 2024: Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Move Restoring Agency’s Broadband Authority, Net Neutrality Rules

April 3, 2024: FCC Set To Reinstate Title II Authority, Ensuring a Free and Open Internet

December 14, 2023: Public Knowledge Urges FCC To Reinstate Broadband Authority, Bring Back Net Neutrality Protections

October 19, 2023: FCC Moves To Reinstate Title II Broadband Authority, Net Neutrality Rules

September 26, 2023: FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel Announces Plan To Reinstate Title II Broadband Authority, Net Neutrality Rules

September 7, 2023: Senate Votes To Confirm Anna Gomez as FCC Commissioner

July 12, 2023: Public Knowledge Urges Senate To Swiftly Approve FCC Nominees

October 26, 2022: Public Knowledge Urges Sen. Schumer To Confirm Consumer Champion Gigi Sohn to FCC

July 18, 2022: Public Knowledge Urges Congress To Swiftly Move New Net Neutrality Bill Forward

May 5, 2022: Internet Service Providers Drop California Net Neutrality Lawsuit, But Nationwide Rules Still Needed

April 20, 2022: Internet Users Score Major Victory as Ninth Circuit Upholds California Net Neutrality Case

January 28, 2022: Internet Users Score Major Victory as Appellate Court Upholds California Net Neutrality Rules

May 12, 2021: Public Knowledge Defends California’s Net Neutrality Protections at Federal Appeals Court

February 23, 2021: Public Knowledge Celebrates Net Neutrality Victory in California

February 8, 2021: Public Knowledge Petitions FCC to Begin Reconsidering Trump-Era Broadband Deregulation

October 6, 2020: FCC’s Approach to the D.C. Circuit’s Remand Fails to Promote the Public Interest

October 1, 2020: Public Knowledge Joins California Fight to Preserve State’s Net Neutrality Protections

April 20, 2020: Public Knowledge Files Comments on FCC’s Net Neutrality Public Notice

February 19, 2020: FCC Action on FCC Remand Fails to Take the Issues Seriously

February 6, 2020: Public Knowledge Responds to D.C. Circuit Refusal to Rehear Net Neutrality Case

December 19, 2019: Public Knowledge Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Ensure Net Neutrality Protections for New Yorkers

December 13, 2019: Public Knowledge Files Petition for Rehearing of Net Neutrality Case Before D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

October 1, 2019: Public Knowledge Applauds D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Preventing FCC from Blocking State Net Neutrality Laws

June 11, 2019: Public Knowledge Urges Senate to Pass Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality

April 10, 2019: Public Knowledge Applauds House for Passing Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality

March 6, 2019: Public Knowledge Welcomes Consensus Markey-Doyle Bill to Restore Net Neutrality

February 7, 2019: Public Knowledge Opposes Net Neutrality Bills Weakening FCC’s Authority to Protect Consumers

February 1, 2019: Public Knowledge Tells D.C. Circuit FCC Illegally Repealed Net Neutrality

November 5, 2018: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Decision Upholding Net Neutrality Rules

October 1, 2018: Public Knowledge Welcomes California Bill Restoring Net Neutrality Protections

August 31, 2018: Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

August 20, 2018: Public Knowledge Asks Appeals Court to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

May 16, 2018: Senate Moves to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules for Consumers

May 9, 2018: Public Knowledge Supports Petition to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

February 27, 2018: Public Knowledge Urges Americans to Demand Congress Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules

February 26, 2018: Ninth Circuit Decision Reaffirms FTC Jurisdiction, Need to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

February 22, 2018: Public Knowledge Challenges Reckless FCC Net Neutrality Rollback

January 16, 2018: Public Knowledge Files Protective Petition in D.C. Circuit Regarding Net Neutrality Rollback

December 14, 2017: FCC Abandons Consumer Protection Responsibility With Net Neutrality Repeal

December 11, 2017: Public Knowledge Calls FCC, FTC Net Neutrality Agreement ‘Honor System’ for Broadband

December 4, 2017: Public Interest Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Delay Net Neutrality Vote to Dismantle Rules

November 22, 2017: Public Knowledge Responds to FCC Chairman Pai’s Proposal to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

November 21, 2017: FCC Chairman Pai Moves to Strip Americans of Net Neutrality Protections

August 30, 2017: Public Knowledge Files FCC Reply Comments to Preserve Net Neutrality Rules

July 17, 2017: Public Knowledge Files FCC Comments to Preserve Net Neutrality Rules

July 12, 2017: Public Knowledge Partners with Major Websites and Public Interest Groups to Save the Internet

July 10, 2017: Public Knowledge Welcomes Major Websites to World’s Largest Online Protest to Save Net Neutrality

June 6, 2017: Public Knowledge Joins Amazon, Reddit, and Fight for the Future to Save Net Neutrality

May 18, 2017: Godfather Director to FCC Chairman Pai: Preserve Net Neutrality Rules for Arts Community

May 18, 2017: Public Knowledge Opposes FCC Chairman Pai’s Move to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

May 1, 2017: DC Circuit Court Upholds Open Internet Rules — Again

April 26, 2017: FCC Chairman Pai Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

July 29, 2016: Public Knowledge Responds to Trade Group Attempts to Reverse Net Neutrality Ruling

June 14, 2016: D.C. Circuit Affirms FCC’s Open Internet Rules, Protects Net Neutrality for Consumers

December 17, 2015: Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Inquiry Into Concerning Data Cap Practices of Comcast, Mobile Carriers

December 16, 2015: Congress Preserves Net Neutrality, FCC Authority in Omnibus Spending Agreement

December 4, 2015: Public Knowledge Defends Net Neutrality Rules in D.C. Circuit

November 10, 2015: Federal Circuit Protects Open Internet from Trade Agency Incursion in ClearCorrect v. ITC

October 16, 2015: Protect the Open Internet from Incursion by Trade Agency, Advocates Tell Administration

September 21, 2015: Public Knowledge, Allies File to Defend FCC Open Internet Rules in D.C. Circuit

July 30 , 2015: Public Knowledge Responds to Carriers’ Brief Targeting Net Neutrality

July 28. 2015: Public Knowledge Publishes Net Neutrality Paper Investigating Zero-Rating Practices

June 11, 2015: Public Knowledge Applauds Court’s Decision to Keep Net Neutrality Rules in Place

May 22, 2015: Public Knowledge Asks DC Circuit to Keep Net Neutrality Rules in Effect During Legal Challenge

May 8, 2015: Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Denial of Net Neutrality Stay

May 5, 2015: Public Knowledge Files Opposition to Petition for Stay on Net Neutrality

May 1, 2015: Public Knowledge Rejects Unfounded Industry Petitions Against Net Neutrality

April 22, 2015: Public Knowledge Goes to Court to Defend Net Neutrality

March 12, 2015: Public Knowledge Applauds FCC for Delivering Strong Open Internet Rules

February 26, 2015: Public Knowledge Commends FCC for Adopting Landmark Net Neutrality Rules

February 4, 2015: Public Knowledge Supports Chairman Wheeler’s Strong Net Neutrality Proposal

February 2, 2015: Reports Suggest Strong Net Neutrality Rules from FCC

December 2, 2014: GAO Report Highlights Problems With Data Caps

November 12, 2014: Public Knowledge Demands FCC Act Immediately on Title II Net Neutrality Rules

May 8, 2014: Public Knowledge Encouraged By FCC Recognition of Need for Meaningful Net Neutrality Rules

April 30, 2014: FCC Chairman Reiterates Net Neutrality Proposal at Cable Show

March 21, 2014: Public Knowledge Comments Tout Title II as Open Internet Protector

April 4, 2011: Public Knowledge Pleased Verizon Challenge To Net Neutrality Dismissed

November 5, 2010: Public Interest Groups Urge FCC To Act on Net Neutrality Policy

April 28, 2010: Public Knowledge Tells FCC Hearing Rules Needed To Protect Open Internet

October 22, 2009: ​​Public Knowledge Praises FCC Action on Net Neutrality

September 21, 2009: Public Knowledge Praises Genachowski For Net Neutrality Proposals

September 18, 2009: Public Knowledge Pleased With Net Neutrality Rulemaking

March 27, 2008: Public Knowledge Sees BitTorrent-Comcast Arrangement As Irrelevant

January 15, 2008: FCC Starts Triple Investigation of Carrier Internet Practices

October 19, 2007: Public Knowledge Says Comcast Internet Interference Shows Need For Net Neutrality Legislation

September 27, 2007: Verizon Blockage of Text Messages Shows Need for Net Neutrality

March 22, 2007: Public Knowledge Disappointed with FCC Broadband Notice of Inquiry

October 10, 2006: Public Knowledge Urges FCC To Protect Internet Freedom

Other Public Knowledge Content

Net Neutrality Issue Page

Tell Congress to Save Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Timeline

Net Neutrality FCC Reply Comments (Jan. 2024)

Net Neutrality FCC Comments (Dec. 2023)

How Title II Helps Fight Digital Discrimination (Factsheet)

How Title II Promotes a Competitive, Affordable Broadband Market (Factsheet)

How Title II Strengthens National Security and Public Safety (Factsheet)

How Title II Protects Online Privacy (Factsheet)

How Title II Helps Close the Digital Divide by Supporting Universal Service for All (Factsheet)

How Title II Supports Internet Reliability, Quality, and Resilience for All (Factsheet)

How Title II Helps Lower Broadband Costs for Consumers in Multiple Tenant Environments (Factsheet)

Key Media and Opinions

January 16, 2024: Tom Morello, Amanda Palmer, More Call on FCC to Restore Net Neutrality and ‘Protect Art’ (Rolling Stone)

October 4, 2023: Net Neutrality Is Still Needed Despite Its Quiet Hiatus (Washington Post)

October 2, 2023: What is net neutrality? As FCC chair weighs return, what to know about the internet rule (USA Today)

September 28, 2023: Net neutrality is back, but it’s not what you think (Vox)

March 16, 2023: The White House might be running out of time to bring back net neutrality (The Verge)

July 28, 2022: Congressional Democrats Introduce Net Neutrality Bill (CNET)

July 18, 2022: Congressional Democrats Ready Net Neutrality Bill (CNET)

April 22, 2022: Broadband Industry Ends California Net Neutrality Lawsuit (CNET)

October 3, 2019: The net neutrality battle lives on: What you need to know after the appeals court decision (CNET)

October 2, 2019: Net neutrality battle moves to the states (CNET)

June 11, 2018: Goodbye to net neutrality. Hello to an even-bigger AT&T? (Washington Post)

February 22, 2018: The FCC’s vote repealing its net neutrality rules is finally official. Here’s what happens now. (Washington Post)

May 14, 2017: Net Neutrality Update: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive) (HBO)

May 9, 2017: Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

June 2, 2014: Net Neutrality: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

External Resources

October 25, 2022: Public Knowledge Launches Movement for a Better Internet To Create an Internet That Benefits Everyone