Net Neutrality: an Issue for Us All

What is Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality is the principle of an open internet with free speech.

Net Neutrality is the Internet's guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online. This is the definition of an open Internet.

An open internet is exactly what Sir Tim Berners-Lee intended when he gave the internet to the people for free. It could have been a very different story - imagine an internet that was owned and operated, for example, by Apple, or Orange, say.

Net Neutrality Under Threat

Now internet use is mainstream in developed countries, the net is increasingly under threat from large multi-national corporations, conglomorates, spy angencies and governments who want to control or censor what information you can access.

Sir Tim says that the web is so important it needs its own Magna Carta, with the freedom to use it as important as enshrined human rights.

Net neutrality is currently under threat in the US. If you have content on the world wide web, this affects you too. If you are not a US citizen, you can still participate in letting US law makers know your views. International outrage can help drive the message home. Do not hold back if you are from outside the US, join the Battle for Net Neutrality and sign the Protect Global Internet Freedom statement now.

Learn More About an Open Internet

Read Why net neutrality should matter to everyone. Also see A Guide to the Open Internet.