What Is Net Neutrality? The Complete WIRED Guide

The Bush-era FCC took a first pass at anti-discrimination rules for the internet in a policy statement in 2005. It prohibited internet service providers from blocking legal content or preventing customers from connecting the devices of their choosing to their internet...

The Covid-19 Pandemic Shows the Virtues of Net Neutrality

Net neutrality—the idea that internet service providers should treat all traffic equally—might seem quaint during the Covid-19 pandemic. Internet traffic is surging, so why not tap the brakes on entertainment or porn to make sure people can access schoolwork, health...

Can’t File for Unemployment? Don’t Blame Cobol

Programming languages don’t often make national headlines. But New Jersey governor Phil Murphy’s plea earlier this month for developers familiar with the 60-year-old programming language Cobol to help the state process unemployment claims garnered a lot of...