FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect

Posted by | November 23, 2011

This is important. Net neutrality is the idea that all traffic on the internet should be treated the same. Under net neutrality, your gaming bandwidth and Netflix must be treated the same as, say, bandwidth from Bank of America. As a part of net neutrality, internet providers aren’t responsible for what horrible things travel over their networks, because they aren’t checking what those horrible things might be. This allows for the ready supply of porn across the internet. Without net neutrality, the big communication companies can choke out traffic they don’t like (your Netflix) in favor of traffic they do like (their video streaming service with three movies for $5 each). To do this, they have to check traffic, and suddenly they are responsible for what flies through their networks. Which means your porn goes away. Net neutrality must be defended. After a year of attacks from the big communication companies, net neutrality rules have finally gone into effect. Billingworld has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    November 23, 2011 6:53 am

    If you want to see a world without net neutrality, take a look at cable TV. Fifty channels no one cares about, twenty channels with good stuff for an extra $10 a month per channel, porn is bought on a per-movie basis, and nothing the cable companies don’t like goes through their network. Locked up, sealed up, shut up. The internet turned into nothing more than a feed for big media companies to sell you their movies and music and TV shows again and again in non-recordable copyright-protected self-destructing formats. Forever.

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