Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is key to ensuring an open and free internet, and net neutrality is not a partisan issue. What is net neutrality, you may wonder? Simple! Net neutrality is a series of regulations that prevent Internet Service Providers (examples include AT&T, Cox, Comcast) from charging more to access certain websites. Let's use Netflix as an example. Many people, especially younger people, no longer subscribe to cable television but have instead chosen to use online streaming services like Netflix. The customer still pays for Internet service but elects not to purchase a television package. Net neutrality would prevent the Internet Service Provider from blocking access to Netflix and other streaming services as well as avert internet vendors from charging more to access content online. Net Neutrality requires all Internet traffic be treated equally and without regard for the content of the said traffic.

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  • commented 2018-03-05 10:31:05 -0600
    Public support for Net Neutrality is overwhelming. Yet it is going away. In a digital age Net Neutrality is practically a must for democracy to thrive.