What is you had to pay to make it go away? We often assume that all the information on the internet is Equally accessible ?It is not so simple, but this ideal is the basis of Net Neutrality. It has been a topic on the agenda in the United States for years. But it really affects people all over the world.
Here’s the problem : Internet Service Provider
Without the neutrality of the network, your ISP like Verizon, Comcast could influence what you see, how fast you see it. So you can watch YouTube, browse Facebook or browse the news. You need an ISP to connect to this content.
Network neutrality requires ISPs to treat all web traffic in the same way. Think about it in terms of real traffic. ISPs love the path between Tech City, where companies like Amazon and Google, and Consumerville, where he lives. These companies must send information along the road that belongs to the ISP. Currently, Google vehicles and small business vehicles travel on the same road at the same speed.
The ISP can not favor one over the other, so Google’s van can not overtake its small competing car. But imagine that the road becomes a road with a fast and slow lane. To get to the fast lane, companies have to pay the ISP. This favors the big companies that can pay. Some companies may even be denied access to the road. It would be the choice of the ISP Without net neutrality, the ISP highway stopped treating all traffic in the same way.
What does this mean for you ?
Well, without net neutrality, you might find some services slow down unless your favorite sites pay the ISPs.This happened before.
Case Study :
In 2014, before net neutrality regulations were enshrined in law in the US. Comcast customers noticed Netflix streaming speeds plummeting. It wasn’t until Netflix agreed to pay Comcast more money that streaming speeds shot up again.
It could also generate higher prices for you. ISP’s may charge higher prices to people who want to watch videos or listen to music during peak hours. And if companies are forced to pay for the “fast track”, the price increase could be returned to the consumer. This means that you will end up paying more to browse your favorite sites. You may even notice a decrease in the quality of the content. While large companies can afford to pay for better service delivery, small businesses may not be able to keep up. Less competition means less pressure to improve products and services. And if small businesses retire, the consumer will have fewer options. ISP’s can choose to slow down content of any type. Let’s enjoy the video streaming activity. If Netflix reaches an agreement with an ISP, this could prevent Netflix’s competitors from reaching customers. Many ISP’s have started their own transmission services.
They could promote their own content and completely block competitors. And it’s not just a question. They could also censor content they do not agree with. The ISP’s say that if there was less regulation and they could charge a premium for a faster service, they could reinvest the money in a better infrastructure.This could include better access for people in remote and rural areas.
If popular services like YouTube put more pressure on the ISP network, it makes sense that they pay more money. But YouTube would say that it’s not your job to improve the Internet, because it’s not BMW’s job to build better roads. In addition, many argue that any additional money paid to ISP’s would go directly into the pockets of shareholders. One of the things is that network neutrality creates an even playing field that boosts innovation. Small businesses can easily challenge competitors, which both motivates them to improve their products. Small emerging companies have a great opportunity to grow and even surpass their big rivals. This is how Facebook came from humble origins. In the dormitory Mark ZukerBerg to dominate the market leader Myspace. ISP’s also argue that customers who do not like the way they operate can always choose to switch providers. But it is not that simple. Many people only have access to the good wide brand of an Internet provider in their area without network neutrality, as an ISP could have a lot of control over what these consumers can see online. So, what do you think? Should network neutrality rules be protected? They were lost a little or were completely abandoned.