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ISPs maintain that slow and fast lanes on the net are inevitable

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

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12791376

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?

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