Discussion: The debate continues between net neutrality advocates – those who believe all net traffic should be treated equally – and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who argue that content providers should be able to pay to get their traffic prioritized on the network. Net neutrality has become a hot legislative topic in Europe and ISPs may be forced to be more open about how they manage traffic on their networks.
Source: BBC news
Date: March 18, 2011
Questions for discussion:
- Should content providers be able to pay to have their services prioritized (or certain content suppressed) on the web?
- Does commercial rivalry undermine freedom of information on the Internet?