Why is net neutrality such a big deal?
Today the FCC is ending net neutrality, removing all rules such as no blocking, no throttling, and no paid fast lanes. Proposed new rules merely require that ISPs inform you if they’re messing with your traffic. Countries in blue had protections - now remove the color blue from the United States.
As I understand it the problem is the potential of what can be done. In essence access to the internet will be controlled by provider. It is no longer free to the end user.
What it means to me is my service provider may menu my access to the internet. I have a cable service, so it is my TV service too. In other words, for me to have access to all of the internet I would have to pay a premium price. The next step down may not allow access to retail sites like Amazon and Ebay. Or, have access to Facebook with the basic price. I would have to have the next step up in menu choice. Or, if those retail sites want to be available with the basic service they have to pay a premium fee to the provider. Since they are a cable company they may deny access to Net Flix and etc for streaming movies. Or, again, Net Flix has to pay a premium fee to the provider who then makes it a premium selection in the menu of access sites.
Thanks for explaining. That really makes me angry that they are going for even more money when I overpay what I got already. Here's a link about what you said. Thank you. https://vpnreviewz.com/netflix-slow-lan … void-them/
by Arthur Fontes 8 years ago
How many people support the administration taking over the internet. Wouldn't that be wonderful?Let them silence dissidents Hooray!!Conform to the ideology or else. As the sheeple lay prone at the feet of the great deceiver.
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 16 months ago
Is net neutrality having a negative impact on the economy? Is it better for Internet providers to provide faster services discriminantly?
by Kain 360 15 months ago
I really hope the FCC does not take away net neutrality. Could content sites like HubPages be negatively affected if the FCC repeals net neutrality regulations? From what I fathom so far, having no net neutrality could effect independent media, applications like Netflixe, and ISPs like Verizon...
by tobey100 8 years ago
Just last month the Federal Communications Commission did what a federal court informed them they did not have the authority to do, they voted to set up regulations for the internet and gave their initiative a placid little name, "Net Neutrality". Way back in the summer of 2010 the...
by JourneyHolm 15 months ago
How will the FCC's decision to end net neutrality affect us as freelance writers on the internet? Will this change impact search results for our articles, and will we be restricted in accessing sites such as HubPages?
by Tessa Schlesinger 2 years ago
Donald Trump has just elected Ajit Pai to head the Federal Communications Commission. He is strongly opposed to net neutrality and will probably override the decidion reached last year to keep net neutrality. I'm not that much of a technical boffin (understatement). However I gather that the sties...
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