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net neutrality

the concept that broadband Internet service providers should provide nondiscriminatory access to Internet content, platforms, etc., and should not manipulate the transfer of data regardless of its source or destination:
how net neutrality can preserve freedom of speech.
Also called Internet neutrality, network neutrality.
Origin of net neutrality
2003 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Contemporary definitions for net-neutrality

the principle that basic Internet protocols should be non-discriminatory, esp. that content providers should get equal treatment from internet operators


The CDT has a formula for network neutrality that calls for basic rules requiring network operators to preserve nondiscrimination and openness, but only on those portions of broadband networks dedicated to the public Internet.

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