Our group’s topic is net neutrality. The reason for choosing net neutrality as the focus of our project is because it is a current topic in our country that is being debated about, thus making it controversial. Because the recent repeal on net neutrality affects the majority of the people living in the United States, the action cannot simply be ignored. Our group had many intentions in choosing our topic. First off, we want to explain what net neutrality is in order to get rid of any misconceptions about it. Then, we want to illustrate the effect of repealing net neutrality would have in our country. Most importantly, we feel the need to express our opinion on net neutrality and let the audience know that the repeal on net neutrality was a
It is often regarded as the notion that, the broadband service provider should charge customers only for Internet access without any form of discrimination or favoritism on content viewed by end-users from their respective content providers. The concept of “Net Neutrality” is intended to regulate price and promote competition. Simply put, it is a premised on the principle that all Internet traffic must be treated equally without bias. “Opponents of the Net neutrality on the other hand, see bandwidth as a private resource, one that is supplied most efficiently if exclusive owners take responsibility for managing and conserving it, and are able to optimize its value by exerting control over the content and application it conveys” (Yoo,
the August of 2005, the F.C.C. adopted a very important policy statement regarding net neutrality. This policy statement protects several things that are essential to anyone who frequently uses the Internet. It gives consumers the freedom to access any content and to use any application within the law. In early December, 2017, the F.C.C. voted to repeal it. However, just over half of the US states have made attempts to pass legislation that reinforces net neutrality. Net Neutrality protects American “internet freedom”, ensuring that the people can make full use of the internet and prevents Internet Service Providers from having too much control.
Net neutrality is an internet service provider (ISP) which requires treating all data equally. It is important to have net neutrality because rules and regulations have to be upheld. If there was no net neutrality, providers could do whatever they want because there would be no one consequences. Therefore, neutrality laws give businesses the chance to stand as equals. It affects companies and customers. In particular, when the customer pays for services such as T-Mobile, Bright House, and TECO they want fast and uninterrupted services as well as customer service ready to discuss concerns. Customers do not want to pay for services that do not deliver on its promise. Organizations have to make a profit to stay in business, and they need their
I am writing to inform you that I believe it is in the best interest of the people of the United States and the Earth that on the December 14th the vote is in favor of upholding net neutrality. Net Neutrality is of vital importance to maintain a free and open internet available to anyone who may wish to use it.
But what exactly is Net neutrality? Net neutrality means cable companies such as Time Warner Cable and Verizon cannot charge more for faster internet speeds. Which means everybody who uses the internet will have the same speed. Hence the word neutrality. Verizon communication sued the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) saying that they do not have jurisdiction over that subject and limiting speeds is a violation of the First Amendment. "The FCC says Net neutrality rules are designed to preserve the internet as an open platform enabling consumer Choice, freedom of expression, and end-user control, competition, and the freedom to innovate without permission." This case went to the US court of appeals for the DC circuit. The courts ruled in favor of a Verizon. The reasoning for the decision is that “FCC has no authority to apply common-carrier obligation like non-discrimination and no-blocking rules to broadband providers.” I agree with this decision. The reason is that the internet should not be like electricity. If you plug your phone into the wall to charge. It's going to have the same amount of current as someone else charging their phone. But what happens if I want to charge my phone faster? I can’t because electricity is neutral. But when I go on the internet and I see it is slow. What happens if I want to make it faster? With Net neutrality I could not make it faster. I want the option to make my internet faster. And what happens to large corporations where internet speed is essential to stay in business? The fact of the matter is that the FCC does not have jurisdiction over this matter. Net neutrality should never be passed. It will only hurt the consumer. In addition, the FCC approved of a $9.25 monthly charge to help low-income families connect to the internet. Three out of the five Commissioners voted for the subsidy plan. This approval is one part of the reform of the fund
Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet Service provider’s should treat all content on the internet equally. Most people in the United States of America want to keep net neutrality. However, the Federal Communications Commission’s chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to stop net neutrality, so many people are protesting to keep net neutrality. Net neutrality promotes innovation and allows freedom, but is seen as unnecessary by the Federal Communications Commission.
Most Americans today don’t even know what net neutrality is, let alone how it so greatly affects their life. Whenever you use the internet you are benefiting from net neutrality. Net neutrality is what allows us to visit any website at the maximum speed anytime with no slowdowns or interference by ISPs. This is one of the core ideas that internet was founded on. ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are the companies that are trying to restrict and monopolize the internet. The removal of net neutrality would allow ISPs greater control over what you can do, create and view on the internet. If ISPs have this ability, they could greatly influence people’s quality of life. The right to net neutrality is going to be addressed next year by the
First thing I want to point out what is net neutrality. Net neutrality is limiting internet service providers, such as AT&T, Verizon, Century Link, Comcast, MediaCom, etc., from charging their customers where they are using their internet. Right now internet service providers can slow access to certain cites and speed the internet upon other cites, they are basically controlling where people go and what they do on the web. They charge certain companies more for the customer’s use of that cite and then, in turn, those companies charge more to their customers. Basically net neutrality is making the internet a fair place that everyone can use without having to worry about if the internet site they use is going to be slow or if they will be going
Net neutrality has been around for quite some time but it was up until now when that us internet users really pay attention to it because our President Donald Trump wants to pass a new net neutrality rule/bill that makes people pay to use apps that were meant to be free like Facebook and Twitter that millions use. “June 2003 Tim Wu coins the phrase network neutrality which was later shortened to net neutrality”. (Tim Wu) According to this quote net neutrality has been around since the summer of 2003 but didn't really take any effect until “February 2004 when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission introduced four principles of network freedom”. (ProQuest Staff) now therefore net neutrality did not affect communities until February of 2004.
The author of the memo stands as an advocate of net neutrality. Title II of the Communications Act and Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 serve as strong legal foundations for Open Internet rules. They also provide the assurance needed for innovators and investors, and offer the freedom demanded by the public. Many of ISPs already have monopolistic powers. Net neutrality only makes the ‘game’ fair for startups. Lowering the cost of launching new companies and bringing the communities closer, the Internet is one of the most essential element to the American economy as well as society and should be kept open to all. One of the arguments the debate called into question include: what was the public’s sentiment related to net neutrality.
In all this article was an eye-opener for me, before this I did not know that there was a thing as net neutrality. This made me wonder why Apple was so silent about this issue until now and wonder why now, why put in their two cents almost a year later? I am not a tech savvy person, I only use the internet on my phone or to do school on my computer, but this will still affect me and where I search if net neutrality is repealed. It could affect where I search online and even if I use the internet at all, due to frustration. This is a big issue that affects us all and I hope Apple above anyone else can be more vocal about where they stand and how involved they will be in making sure the internet is a free and open place to use.
On May 16, 2018, history may have witnessed net neutrality being saved. This came from a 52-47 vote in the Senate, which overturned the decision of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, to repeal the doctrines within the Open Internet Order of 2015. This power comes from the Congressional Review Act and will be voted on by the House of Representatives and then to be potentially be signed by the President of the United States. This seems like bureaucracy that does not matter to the individual citizen, however it may shape the internet and affect all of its users.
Net Neutrality is a basic principle within the internet that basically keeps everything equal by not allowing governments or internet service providers (ISP) to charge us extra or treat sources, providers, content, or platforms differently. Net neutrality has been an issue in the United States that has been widely debated since the 1990’s (when the world wide web was created). Many large scale ISP’s within the United States claim to be for the idea of net neutrality however some people believe this not to be the case. Without net neutrality principles in place, ISP’s could control everything we do which could be used to block certain things making the ISPs able to charge us more for these services. The ability to make more money by charging
Net neutrality is when companies charge you to pay to go on sites like google.Net Neutrality is simply the principle that Internet providers must treat all web traffic equally. It's the only thing stopping companies like Comcast & Verizon from controlling what we can see and say online It is really hard to live without internet.People should not have to pay for internet or anything it is really bad for people to pay for internet that means more people in the streets homeless people and more you have to pay taxes to feed people on the streets that take the economy .down.So that mean less money for the people and that is really bad it takes away from talking to people online and having conversations online.The FCC is really bad and just wants