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Net Neutrality In A Nutshell

December 3, 2015
Net Neutrality

What do you know about net neutrality? It is an issue that has been in the headlines lately, as well as something that our policymakers in Washington have debated back and forth via the Federal Communications Commission.

 

Net neutrality is the principle that essentially states that Internet service providers should treat all data on the Internet the same. It is the belief that no individual or business should be discriminated against or charged different rates for certain Internet services.

 

Many supporters of net neutrality include consumer and human rights organizations. Other backers include tech and many Internet application companies. They argue that innovation would be stifled if major cable companies use their market position to give preferential treatment to some Internet companies over others.

Opponents of net neutrality include major telecom and cable companies. AT&T, Verizon, IBM, and Intel are just a few major organizations that oppose net neutrality. They argue that tiered services and pricing is essential in order to have the resources to continue to build out broadband Internet networks across the country.

At S-Net, we pride ourselves in installing reliable and super fast fiber Internet for a number of clients. At the end of the day, a society with faster Internet is one that will thrive, and innovate better than the rest. Our ultimate goal is for an even greater percentage of our country to eventually install fiber Internet.

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