Network Nuetrality

Net Nuetrality is a very important subject for anybody who connects to the Internet to watch TV, movies, view websites, play games, work, and download files. Teir 1 telecommunications companies (AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc) want to assign priorities to certain traffic instead of allowing ALL traffic through their networks equally. Services like file downloads and streaming media rich content (VoIP, streaming movie servcies like Netflix, etc) can be degredated to a point where it’s not worth it or impossible if the telecommunications companies get their way. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my service provider to tell me how I can access the Internet and at what speeds. The FCC has tried to enforce Net Nuetrality, but the U.S. courts sided with Comcast. Our government needs to give the FCC the necessary powers to enforce Net Nuetrality. It’s good for the consumer and will force the telecommunications companies to engineer their networks to better support those services that people want. Normally I’m a huge fan of de-regulation, but this is an instance where an industry has proven that they can’t be trusted to be unregulated.
 

May 12, 2010

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