Patel 1Biren PatelCarl RoachENGL 112-0133 December 2019Annotated Bibliography of Net NeutralityIs the net neutrality necessary? Net neutrality is when the internet user, at the same speed,can get all access to all sites, content and applications from the internet service provider without blocking any content under the same conditions. In computer science, web companies that do streaming or other activities such as Spotify, Netflix, YouTube use a lot of bandwidth they might get in trouble, especially smaller companies. They might have to pay to access the market or be put in the slow lane or cut off entirely. So, the question is always tied with the web provider about equality of internet trafficking.Ajit Pai, "Oral Statement of Chairman Ajit Pai," fcc.gov, Dec. 14, 2017According to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, "the internet wasn’t broken in 2015," when net neutrality was implemented and "it certainly wasn’t heavy-handed government regulation" that was responsible for the "phenomenal development of the internet." Net neutrality regulations are unnecessary because the internet developed well in their absence. Most large internet companies including Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter were started and grewto success without net neutrality regulations.
Patel 2Faris, Robert, et al. “The Role of the Networked Public Sphere in the U.S. Net Neutrality Policy Debate.” International Journal of Communication (19328036), vol. 10, Jan. 2016, pp. 5839–5864. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=127361710&site=ehost-live&scope=site.This article examines the public debate over net neutrality in the United States in 2014. They compiled, mapped, and analyzed lots of stories published on net neutrality, augmented by data from Twitter, and Google Trends. According to this article, a diverse set of actors