FFC Chairman Tom Wheeler stated, “No one - whether government or corporate - should control free open access to the Internet,” as the policy of net neutrality was passed today by the Federal Communications Commission in a 3-2 vote.

The policy helps ensure that service providers remain a neutral gateway of handling Internet traffic, banning “blocking, throttling, and paid-prioritization fast lanes.”

The FCC will now treat Internet service providers as carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which regulates services as public utilities rather than corporate entities. But, this is just the beginning.