The Influence Of Net Neutrality On The Internet

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Don’t know what net neutrality is? Kindly pay $20 to read about it on the internet. As the years have gone on, our world has drastically changed. One of the main reasons is because of the internet. The internet almost controls everything now and will soon in the near future. But with the internet can come many faults and many people will wonder if some of it is unconstitutional. The main discussion is about net neutrality and how it can provide individual rights, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” (U.S. Constitution). But it can also be corrupting the us all at the same time. Because the internet is so vast and large …show more content…
Net neutrality or open internet is the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should give consumers access to all legal content and applications on an equal basis, without favoring some sources or blocking others. This means that it doesn’t allow the government to place restrictions on what you can put and say on the internet. It also makes it so major corporations like Comcast or Time Warner can’t restrict and influence the internet to make you pay money to look up and post stuff on the internet. Could be thought of as the “First Amendment of the internet …show more content…
The big problem many people have with it is the lack of privacy. “Should we believe that under Net Neutrality the government will trust the telecoms to police themselves?” (Josh Steimle, Forbes) Because the internet is open so people can’t control the people that view their information. This makes it so hackers and ordinary people can access private information. Yes that is a problem with net neutrality but there are ways to prevent it. Many websites provide ways to keep your information private and so only the people you want can see it. Also if there wasn’t net neutrality that would mean your private information would be controlled by the government and large corporations. Another reason why people disagree with net neutrality is because of the lack of competition. Since the open internet is not controlled, this makes it so that many companies can’t put competitive pressure on each other. Without the pressure a company like Verizon’s Netflix could drop in performance but would feel no pressure because there is no rival companies to take customers away. If there was more competition, yes the performance might get a little better, but the companies like Netflix already strive to make their performance better or else users will get tired and bored of it, making them lose revenue. Also the number one reason why competition would be bad is because then it will turn the internet into something like cable tv and then

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