network neutrality - Max Spinner FP02 1 Network neutrality...

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Max Spinner FP02 1. Network neutrality does not have a concrete definition, according to the article. It does, however, give a general definition. Net neutrality generally refers to the idea that people who use the Internet should not have their access to and sort of content or services blocked. Additionally, service providers should not be permitted to block access to certain websites or applications. They should not be allowed to hinder access either. 2. One of the major reasons why there is a debate as to whether or not there should be network neutrality is because of the Comcast’s recent actions. Comcast, our nation’s largest cable operator, slowed down certain types of peer-to-peer traffic purposely. The debate over network neutrality itself started three years ago. Congressional leaders held hearings to decide if they should illegalize Internet service providers from tampering with traffic. Another reason for the debate is that service providers oppose new laws that promote network neutrality. While the Federal Communications Commission pushes for
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2010 for the course BMGT 381 taught by Professor Dawson during the Spring '10 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.

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