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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

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Net Neutrality
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About Network Neutrality

By: Jim Church, Collin Burger, Jason Paul, and Yu Sun Jung

What is “Net Neutrality”? Why is it important?  Free and Open Internet  Corporate discrimination  Massive growth of WWW .

 Development of technology and services .

.org  Consumer Federation of America  AARP  American Library Association  Gun Owners of America  Public Knowledge  the Media Access Project  the Christian Coalition  TechNet  Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the World Wide Web) has also spoken out in favor of net neutrality.Supporters of the Concept  Organizations that support network neutrality include:  Moveon.

. and the Progress and Freedom Foundation. National Black Chamber of Commerce. the Competitive Enterprise Institute.Opposition to the Concept  The free-market advocacy organizations FreedomWorks Foundation. and others oppose network neutrality. high-tech trade groups (such as the National Association of Manufacturers).

either ending in public outcry.Associated Legal & Corporate Issues  While various pieces of legislation have been proposed. or a ruling by the FCC. none have met with success.  Telecom companies like AT&T and Time Warner have tried various pricing strategies based on bandwidth consumption however. nothing has received enough support to be made law. .

 The most extreme proposals from such companies suggest varying payment plans which provide limited to complete access of the internet.Differing Perspectives  Some companies which own the networks want to inhibit P2P activity. claiming it slows their whole network and is primarily used for illegal purposes. .

.Differing Perspectives  These proposals by companies are often proposed in a profit seeking capitalist context. but that freedom of conduct and quality of the internet are integral to preserving the integrity of the internet.  Proponents of Net Neutrality counter that they don’t expect access to the internet to be free.

Differing Perspectives Could any control at all lead to censorship? .

Social Issues with Network Neutrality 1. End to end principle: the principle that communications protocol operations should be defined to occur at the endpoints of a communication system. Data discrimination: a claim that the current internet is not neutral as its implementation of best effort generally favors file transfer and other non-time sensitive traffic over real-time communications. 2. .

. and are therefore not covered by network neutrality agreements. 4. Thus IPTV networks such as AT&T’s U-Verse service are isolated from the Internet. uniform method of interconnecting network using IP. Over provisioning. Peer-to-peer file sharing. 5. Quality of service: There is no single.Social Issues with Network Neutrality 3. 6. and not all networks that use IP are part of the internet. Pricing models.

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