CDT Paper Calls For Focused Internet Neutrality Legislation
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) today called on lawmakers to enact narrowly tailored legislation to preserve the essential neutrality and openness of the Internet, while leaving broadband network providers free to experiment with non-neutral arrangements elsewhere on their networks. The Internet is fundamentally neutral, and that neutrality has been critical to its unique role as an engine for free speech and innovation, CDT finds in a new paper. CDT found that it is vital to make a clear distinction between "Internet neutrality" and the more ambiguous principle of "network neutrality." CDT recommends that current legislation be focused specifically on the portion of broadband networks dedicated to the Internet.