Network Neutrality

Network Neutrality - Case Study Questions 1. Network...

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Case Study Questions 1. Network neutrality is the idea that Internet service providers must allow customers equal access to content and applications, regardless of the source or nature of the content. The Internet has operated under network neutrality because it was built on phone lines, which are subject to “common carriage” laws. These laws require phone companies to treat all calls and customers equally. 2. MoveOn.org, the Christian Coalition, the American Library Association, every major consumer group, many bloggers and small businesses, and some large Internet companies like Google and Amazon are proponents of network neutrality. Proponents of network neutrality want Congress to regulate the industry, requiring network providers to refrain from certain practices. Telecommunications and cable companies are opposed to network neutrality. Opponents of network neutrality want to be able to charge differentiated prices based on the amount of bandwidth consumed by content being delivered over the Internet.
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