Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality
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Net Neutrality

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  • That's the idea that Internet service providers, or ISP's, should treat all data that travels over their networks fairly, without improper discrimination in favor of particular apps, sites or services.
  • What the darn tootin' is all this net neutrality businesses about?
  • Uhhhh, I still don't get what the deal is.
  • Whats an internet service provider?
  • Its a company that provides subscribers with access to the Internet. ISPs that you've probably heard of are Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and Comcast. 
  • The next day
  • Pros and Cons to Net Neutrality
  • Here, I made a power point about net neutrality to help you understand it and why big companies want to repeal it.
  • Pros:  Provides equal opportunities to ISPs large and small to gain customers. No one company can control how data is delivered and how it is accessed. Consumers and internet users have a protected freedom of speech. Net neutrality gives us the right to express how we feel through social media. This is especially important for people like activists who start and spread movements via internet. Everyone receives the same services and experience while surfing the web. What is accessible to one is accessible to all.
  • Cons: Net neutrality hurts ISPs because they pay to manage their buildings and offices, bringing them less profit. There are regulations in place that denies them the right to charge consumers, so they charge sites like Netflix which leads to Netflix increasing the price of a monthly subscription to its consumers. Content that may be violent or questionable (i.e. riots, massacres, nudity, etc.,) is viewed and could be easily accessed, along with other illegal activity.
  • Although the internet is free for use to all some people use the net less than others. Net neutrality forces all consumers to pay the same amount, which means that someone who uses the internet twice a week is charged the same amount as the person who plays video games 7 days a week. If you really think about it, some consumers pay more than others.
  • As you can see, the repeal of net neutrality is mostly in the benefit to the big rich companies and makes normal consumers pay more for what they already have.
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