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Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should be required to treat all Internet traffic running over their wired and wireless networks the same—without favouring content from some sources and/or blocking or slowing (also known as throttling) content from others. The debate over net neutrality raises questions about how best to keep the Internet open and impartial while still offering Internet service providers sufficient incentive to expand their networks to serve more customers and to support new services. Do research to find out the current status of net neutrality in the United States. Write a report summarizing your findings.

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Fundamentals of Information Systems

9th Edition
Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337097536

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9th Edition
Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337097536
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Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should be required to treat all Internet traffic running over their wired and wireless networks the same—without favouring content from some sources and/or blocking or slowing (also known as throttling) content from others. The debate over net neutrality raises questions about how best to keep the Internet open and impartial while still offering Internet service providers sufficient incentive to expand their networks to serve more customers and to support new services. Do research to find out the current status of net neutrality in the United States. Write a report summarizing your findings.

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Status of net neutrality in the United States.

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Net Neutrality enables access to content and applications of the Internet without any favors or priority given to one particular supplier. There has been reporting that certain sites are more accessible and freely available as compared to some others, which are either blocked or purposely slowed down by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

The United States net neutrality law is the talk of the past. On June 11, 2018, the United States has repealed its net neutrality law, which allows free access of every type of data which has not been blocked by law.

This may lead to a lot of changes in the world of the Internet. Let us see some of the pros and cons of this move:

Pros of repealing net neutrality:

  1. Companies are favoring repeal in law by saying this will lead to faster, reliable and better Internet services to the customer.
  2. Checking questionable data and websites or illegal content...

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