New Net Neutrality Rules Explained

Feb 24, 2014

The issue of net neutrality has seen a resurgence on across the internet again after the announcement that Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to make its service run faster. The principle of net neutrality is that no internet service provider give favor to a particular company where, for example, the highest bidder could therefore throttle broadband connections. Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management Associate Director Michael Ramage talks about last week's FCC announcement of plans for new net neutrality rules on Sounds Good.

"What net neutrality really means is transferring the information in a network neutral way so that...we say "It's traffic, and it moves from here to there, first come, first serve." And it's not quite that easy, unfortunately."