D4DME – Net Neutrality

The issue of whether to adopt a mandatory net neutrality policy—i.e., to
subject broadband providers to an open-access requirement that would prohibit
them from discriminating against content providers—is one of the most
important and controversial Internet policy issues before the FCC and the
Congress.

The idea of Net Neutrality is something that the modern internet user probably takes for granted. In short, it is the principle that all internet service providers should make all content accessible to all users of the internet regardless. Although Net Neutrality is something that many may not even know about, the internet would be a very different place without it.

Join the Fast Lane is a brilliant example of what the internet would be like if we no longer had Net Neutrality. We would have to pay for access to specific places and content, as well as ‘faster internet speeds’ in order to actually access them.

References

Lenard, T M. and May, R J., 2006. Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services Be Regulated. Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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