In a connected world, access to a free and open internet without throttling or content limitations is essential for participation in business, public discourse, and other settings. Since the repeal of net neutrality, a range of potential violations by ISPs and telecom companies — some of which affect public safety — have already been observed.
The biggest risk to the internet isn’t the loss of net neutrality. Rather, it’s lack of freedom for internet companies to grow and evolve with changing business conditions due to overregulation by the federal government. If ISPs do engage in anti-competitive behavior, the FTC already has the authority to regulate them without net neutrality laws.