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Net neutrality is a subject that affects each and every one of us very deeply. Even if you don’t use the Internet it is a safe bet to say that most of the people you know, and the business you interact with, all do, and in the end, you’re reading this article so you are at least savvy to the Internet at a basic level. What makes it such a hard topic to discuss is that most people don’t even know what it is, much less how it’s being attacked and what it means for your use of the Internet. Net neutrality is a concept born from the principle of the “common carrier” as it pertains to the telephone industry. A common carrier is a regulated organization or business transporting goods or people, in this case phone transmissions, for anyone without regard. It assumes that everyone should have equal access to phone lines provided you are able to pay for service which, in effect, socialized the phone lines. Net neutrality takes that concept into the 21 st century and applies it to data.

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