US Federal Comms Commission made the defining decision to vote in favour of net neutrality on Friday.

The debate around net neutrality has been fierce, with some service providers vying for the ability to offer tiered systems of service delivery; potentially slowing consumer access to high traffic sites, speeding up connections for higher fees and striking up deals with content providers.

The Title II classification, as passed in the US last week, means that broadband internet access will now be considered as a utility in nature, similar to electricity and water. In this sense, service providers will be required to act “in the public interest”, and their proposed new structures will not be implemented.

Mozilla has since extended their thank you’s to the online community for their support in the lead up to this decision.