Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Net Neutrality What?


Per the Wikipedia, Net Neutrality; is a principle proposed for users' access to networks participating in the Internet. The principle advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers and governments on content, sites, platforms, the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and the modes of communication. Many believe net neutrality to be primarily important as a preservation of current freedoms. This freedom has already been taken away to a certain degree from each of us.

As we already pay a fee to use the internet at our home, and depending on how much bandwidth and what service provider each user wants is already a different price. As noted in the article "Just like the Post Office (or FedEx, or UPS, or UPS, or any trucking or transport company) were legally prohibited from charging more for delivering some stuff sooner than other stuff." It is no different; there are some sites already that charge you to get full access. The question is Do we want to have to pay for every site we go to or every YouTube videos we watch? How often we go to that site?

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