Net Neutrality: Protecting Us From a Danger We Never Knew Existed

The Declaration of Independence states that as American citizens, we are endowed with certain unalienable rights. Could these rights now include unrestricted access to the Internet? Coined by a Columbia University law professor in 2003, net neutrality (sometimes network neutrality or net equality) is a term describing the principle that governments and Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat access to all data on the Internet equally, without discriminating or charging different rates to different users. It holds that similar to running water and electricity, Internet connectivity is a fundamental right.…