In a 3-2 vote, the agency decides to apply the same rules that govern telephone service to broadband, with the hope that it ensures the fair and equal treatment of all traffic on the Internet.
Sen. Al Franken says regulating the Internet like a telephone service is the only way the FCC could withstand legal challenges from the telecom industry.
Commentary: The new regulatory action by the FCC has sweeping implications for the Internet, and the price we will pay over time for this radical shift will be severe.
Chairman Tom Wheeler shouts "No, no, no, no!" The new regulations won't dictate carriers' rates, impose tariffs or meddle with their business.
One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?
Comments suggest a retreat in the fight against reclassifying broadband as a public utility.
The road to crafting lasting regulation to protect the open Internet has had several twists and turns. As the FCC prepares a vote to adopt new rules, CNET takes a look back to the origins of the current debate.
With the FCC set to vote this week on new rules governing the Internet, CNET breaks down everything you need to know about complicated, but critical, issue.
In a last-ditch effort to stop the FCC from adopting regulations to keep the Internet open, the two Republican commissioners are asking the chairman to delay the vote.
The new rules would prohibit speeding up, slowing down or blocking broadband Internet traffic, under regulations that date back to the early days of the telephone business.