Thursday, November 13, 2014

Here's What 'Net Neutrality' Is... and What to Think About It


No worry, it will be as good as Obamacare......:)

Unless you're a dork, you will have no idea what "net neutrality" means, although chances are you've seen a headline about it in the last few days. Fortunately for you, I am a dork. So let me explain as simply as I can what it's all about—and what you should think about it. 

Simply put, net neutrality is the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. So your internet service provider, under a system of net neutrality, isn't allowed to send some kinds of data to you faster. It has to treat everything the same—even if you wouldn't mind, for example, slower emails if it meant smooth HD video on YouTube.

It also means that no one can pay to get their services to you quicker: Amazon can't make its on-demand video services more attractive by outbidding Netflix so it can stream to you in higher quality. Finally, all applications and websites are treated the same—so if your internet connection is choppy, your service provider can't prioritise Spotify to ensure smooth music playback.

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