NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwith to customers.  (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality describes the idea that no website on the internet should receive priority over any other. The Federal Communications Commission wrote rules securing net neutrality under President Barack Obama, but they later came under attack during the administration of Donald Trump. The idea is politicized and controversial, to say the least. If net neutrality protections are abandoned, service providers like Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon could give huge tech company customers like Google, Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu access to priority “fast lanes,” which would leave smaller companies at a disadvantage if they can’t afford to pay ISPs for that access.