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In a nutshell, net neutrality is the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equally by internet service providers. This means that an ISP should not have the ability to throttle or prioritize certain packets of information for whatever reason. Net neutrality proposes that ISPs should not be able to create multiple tiers of accessibility and all services, be it Netflix or a small streaming upstart, should have the same prioritization when sending data through a given network.
Without net neutrality regulations, it is argued that ISPs could have too much power in controlling access to content that better serves their business interests. This could result in some websites getting throttled because they report information critical of certain corporations, or deals being struck between ISPs and companies that may directly or indirectly result in the monopolizing of markets. The inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, summed up the issue in an open letter in 2015: "The Web evolved into a powerful and ubiquitous platform because I was able to build it on an open network that treated all packets of information equally. This principle of net neutrality has kept the Internet a free and open space since its inception."
originally posted by: Taupin Desciple
but to say that ALL internet traffic should be treated equally is naive at best, and dangerous at worst.
originally posted by: Wayfarer
a reply to: Taupin Desciple
Yes but what do you think about Net Neutrality?
originally posted by: AnonyMason
a reply to: Deaf Alien
No. But if I can piss enough people off in the mean time maybe there will be some kind of pitched resistance.
It's obvious that the Donald and the respective Majority are going to give all the power to the corporations... Corporate oligarchical fascism is the new trend.
I'm doing this to raise a little awareness and for the non line towing portion of the members. I think there's still folks around who like to ask questions. I even think some of the ownership and staff understand this issue and why it's critical to how we use the Internet.
Is Net Neutrality going to die? Probably
Does that mean i have to be happy about it? Not for a single minute.
The Trump administration served notice on Thursday that its next move to deregulate broadband internet service companies would be to jettison the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online.
The net neutrality rules, approved by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015, aimed to preserve the open internet and ensure that it could not be divided into pay-to-play fast lanes for web and media companies that can afford it and slow lanes for everyone else.