Net Neutrality Essay

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Autor: anton • November 11, 2010 • 680 Words (3 Pages) • 326 Views

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As someone who has had some sort of web presence for over ten years , I am completely and unequivocally in favor of net neutrality. Google defines net neutrality as "the principle that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet. " What net neutrality means to me, is that the content I have to share (however mundane it may be) has an equal opportunity of reaching any Internet user as any
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You and I will no longer be able to choose what content we view and what applications we use on Internet. Our broadband service providers will be making these choices for us.

In most cases lack of regulation is a good thing because more often than not the government just makes life more complicated for all of us. However, in the case of net neutrality it is increasingly important for Congress to step in. We clearly need to do something in order to prevent broadband service providers from obliterating our Internet freedom. We need to bring the Internet back to the way it was and should be--open to everyone, without regard to who you are or the size of your business.

Opponents of net neutrality argue that anti-trust laws and other legislation already exist to prevent unfair discrimination between businesses and to protect consumers. However, it is increasing difficult to prove that violations are taking place because the Internet is a whole new playing field--one that didn't exist when most of these laws were first introduced. We need something that specifically addresses and protects net neutrality.Net neutrality
Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or net equality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type

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