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1 Net Neutrality Name of University Name of Professor Student’s Name Course Date
2 Net neutrality Introduction Is net neutrality a hindrance to the growth of wireless companies, and is it good or bad? Network neutrality, most commonly known as net neutrality, is a concept that all internet service providers (ISPs) should not charge or discriminate internet communications differently based on content, website platform, or the user but instead treat all of them equally by providing them with the same conditions and speed without blocking them. This means individual freedom is granted to all users, and there's no corporate control on the internet. Therefore, it protects your ability to send and access any lawful information on the internet. However, as much as net neutrality protects its users, it's still bad for small businesses in that it makes it hard for these businesses to compete with bigger businesses. To consumers, net neutrality means equal connection treatments, while to the ISPs is a guarantee that the government will have control over what they do, thus prevent them from getting extra income. For example, a customer can have a bad experience on a small business site and this may discourage the person from browsing further, giving this customer a bad impression about the business's brand as well. Relevant ethical issues Technology is known to be a double-edged sword. It is good to some point, but again it can bring about uncalled for effects. On February 26, 2015, President Obama enacted the net neutrality law giving internet users freedom making the internet free and open, but now a choice must be made whether to preserve network neutrality or not. Therefore, this means there are arguments against and for net neutrality. On arguments for net neutrality, first is the prioritization of the internet of things communications. This means that the ISPs will be able to prioritize internet traffic, which will benefit IoT-based services, for example, non-essential traffic to be placed at regular internet communications while life-saving devices to be prioritized and be put on the first lane (Susanto, 2017). The second is limited regulations. The internet evolves as time goes by; one moment, it's a platform for communication, then for e-commerce, and later its foretelling emergence of technologies such as internet of things (IoT). Companies not embracing net neutrality argue that the regulations put internet technologies development at a standstill. However, if predictable rules are not put into place, then it will be difficult to meet the demands of technology advancements. Another argument for net neutrality is more new services and investments. Since the neutrality effect took place in 2015, broadband has been adamant in investing in infrastructure or even developing innovative services. The telecommunication companies are able to recoup investments faster by the development of innovative premium services around specialized IoT traffic such as tracking, securities, and artificial intelligence (Cheruvalath, 2018).

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