Net Neutrality Argumentative Essay

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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…
economy. The internet was created as an open technology and therefore has thrived and revolutionized business and economy precisely because it is so open. Net neutrality follows the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights and makes it so you can have freedom of speech. It lets you be able to go on the internet and let your voice be heard, it lets you be able to stand up in what you believe in and share with the world the topics that need to be heard, no matter if some people don’t want to hear them. If it is lawful, all of this can happen without the infringement of the government and major companies. However yes the ability to be able to say almost anything can lead to many negative things on the internet, there are ways you can prevent it and get around it. This will let you use the internet for the vast amounts of good and opportunities it creates. Another reason why we want net neutrality is because it is the “marketplace of ideas.” Through the internet there have been thousands of companies and ideas started, including: Google, Youtube, ebay, amazon, and many more successful companies and businesses. According to the internet live stats, in 2016 about 40% of the world 's population have an internet connection and there are 3 billion plus users. This shows the vast amount of minds and sources connected with the internet. One of the …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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