Netflix, Amazon, Twitter and others band together in protest of possible net neutrality rule reversal

Hundreds of the internet’s biggest companies and activist organizations are sounding the alarm and rallying internet users against U.S. government plans to roll back net neutrality rules.

Net neutrality, also called open internet, is the idea that everyone has the right to fair and unfettered online access. Under President Barack Obama, the Federal Communications Commission reclassified internet service providers with Title II of the Telecommunications Act, allowing them to regulate providers as common carriers, like telephone networks.

Now, under a new administration and agency head, Ajit Pai, the FCC is planning to reverse Obama-era open internet policies.