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Net Neutrality

CPT S 401

Simon Christensen

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality
What we will be covering
Economics Political Issues Final Thoughts Pros of Network Neutrality

• win-win situation
•It is cost effective
•Improves services
•“Engine for innovation unsurpassed by earlier playgrounds"

•Level of investment
Economics - Major corporations and ISPs (Comcast, Verizon, Etc.) against net neutrality for economic gain
- Requiring consumers to pay for a new unnecessary fee (if they want faster service)
- Creates further competition among internet service providers
- Content providers would also have to pay ISPs in order to serve their consumers
Ex. Amazon
- Benefits ISPs, but creates an economic burden for others - A Current issue that will affect us all
-The Net, Privilege or Right?
-Potential for Discrimination
-Financial Issues FINAL THOUGHTS THANK YOU Whats been happening FCC
March 11, 2008
Internet Freedom Act 2009
April 6, 2010 The Argument
The Argument
Those against Net Neutrality Why are they against neutrality? Net Competition It is the Policy of the United States... The Song Writers Guild of America Should the FCC Regulate Internet like it does Television and Radio? Survey of over 1000 adults done April 7 and April 8 this year
53% Responded No
27% said Yes
19% weren’t sure
(2) to preserve the vibrant and competitive free market that presently exists for the Internet and other interactive computer services, unfettered by Federal or State regulation;
- U.S. Code 47 Section 230 "Net Neutrality is corporate welfare for dot-com billionaires"
- Scott Cleland Chairman of netcompetition.org

Net Competition is the movement toward a free market internet while opposing government regulated internet Rick Carnes told the council that Net Neutrality laws actually help Internet piracy by not letting ISP’s have control over illegal filesharing done on their network though p2p services allowing people to steal movies, music, books, and other forms of media.
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