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The FCC has passed a historic measure to more strictly regulate the Internet. The new rules, known as “net neutrality,” act to provide equal opportunity for Internet speeds and access to websites.

Source: CNN Money

Date: February 26th, 2015

Link (to paste into browser): http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/26/technology/fcc-rules-net-neutrality/index.html

Discussion

1) The Internet can be described as being very similar to roads, with the traffic on those roads (cars, trucks) being just like the WWW, e-mail and file downloads that go across the internet. Almost every town in the world spends time and money regulating the traffic across its roads by trying to sequence traffic lights to make sure the peak flow of traffic gets more time to go than the side street traffic. This would be considered LACK of network neutrality. Why are most people FOR net neutrality (everyone’s internet traffic gets treated the same) and simultaneously FOR street non-network neutrality (where traffic on the main roads gets priority)?

2) Why isn’t net neutrality “a government power grab”?

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