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Net Neutrality

NAR supports legislative and regulatory efforts to ensure that broadband providers adhere to net neutral practices. Net neutral practices will be essential to ensure that REALTOR® content may be freely and efficiently distributed online.

Net neutrality is shorthand for the concept that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet.

June 12, 2015
Network Neutrality rules went into effect on June 12.  The regulations prohibit broadband providers from blocking, slowing or selling faster delivery of legal content flowing through their networks to consumers.
On June 11, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions for a temporary stay of the Network Neutrality Rules made in separate lawsuits by AT&T Inc. and other opponents of the rules.
Opponents of the rules have challenged them in court and that process still continues.
March 9, 2015
Real estate wins with prohibition of fast and slow Internet lanes. Other news: patent troll lawsuits; and creditworthy renters who can't get financed.
February 27, 2015
On Feb. 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new "net neutrality" rules, which gives the Commission strong legal authority to regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restrict their power to control download speeds on the web.
February 26, 2015
The new rules will ensure equal access to the Internet by consumers, and will keep internet service providers from blocking or throttling their service.
February 11, 2015
Congressional Republicans unveiled draft legislation that would ban broadband providers from blocking, slowing down or speeding up access to specific websites but avoid using utility-like regulations to do so.