Pros and cons of net neutrality clearly laid out

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Opposing Views, a debating platform where experts go head-to-head on all kinds of issues, has put up a discussion page about net neutrality:

Net neutrality is the principle that says all information flowing across the Internet should be treated equally. But with more people streaming data-rich video and playing online games, the Internet faces congestion concerns. Should carriers be able to sell multi-tiered access to heavy users? Should sites that generate massive traffic — like Google and Yahoo! — pay extra fees? The U.S. Government is examining Net Neutrality and its financial, legal and social implications. Do we need federal intervention to ensure fairness, or is this an issue for the market to work out?

Since net neutrality is of those topics that are very rich, complex and to some degree opaque, this is a great way to get an overview.

(via TechCrunch)

1 comment

  • don’t know if your readership is mostly tech people or not, but can you answer what an “application” is (i.e. why google wants to dominate the internet with their application-based browser)?

    and the internet tablet was cool, but how do you type in web addresses with just a pen? just write it? oh dear…