Net Neutrality and What it Means for Catholics

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote this Thursday on a controversial plan to repeal internet neutrality protections. Internet neutrality is a principle that internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast or Verizon must treat all data on the internet the same. This means that they cannot discriminate based on content or charge differently for access to certain web sites or platforms. Repealing net neutrality rules could allow ISPs to block or slow down access to online content.

But what does this mean for Catholics? Bishop Christopher Coyne, Chairman of the Committee on Communication for the USCCB, stopped by Morning Air® to discuss how repealing net neutrality could affect churches, non-profits, and individual Catholics.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.