NET NEUTRALITY
    As of June 11, 2009
Network Neutrality

The principle that the network is free of restrictions on content,
sites, or platforms, on the equipme...
Something Simpler?



Network Neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic should
be treated equally.
Early Net Neutrality Concerns
What it looks like today

Stronger legislation supporting Net Neutrality

2007 Comcast blocking or throttling specific use...
Arguments Against
Innovation: more money, more investment

Bandwidth availability

Leveling the playing field

“There’s go...
Opponents


Large hardware companies

Cable and telecommunication industry

Cisco, 3M

Robert Pepper, Bob Kahn, Gerald Fau...
Arguments For
Innovation

Preserving Internet standards

Creates Artificial Scarcity

Free and open communication fosters ...
Proponents

Consumer Advocates

Online companies

Technology companies

Google, Yahoo!, Vonage, Ebay, Amazon, Microsoft

V...
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Net Neutrality

  1. 1. NET NEUTRALITY As of June 11, 2009
  2. 2. Network Neutrality The principle that the network is free of restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the equipment that may be attached, and on the modes of communication allowed, as well as one where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication streams. (Wikipedia)
  3. 3. Something Simpler? Network Neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.
  4. 4. Early Net Neutrality Concerns
  5. 5. What it looks like today Stronger legislation supporting Net Neutrality 2007 Comcast blocking or throttling specific uses 2008 Time Warner Cable“Consumption Based Billing”
  6. 6. Arguments Against Innovation: more money, more investment Bandwidth availability Leveling the playing field “There’s going to have to be some mechanism for these [Internet upstarts] who use these pipes to pay for the portion they’re using.” “The Internet can’t be free in that sense, because we and the cable companies have made an investment.”
  7. 7. Opponents Large hardware companies Cable and telecommunication industry Cisco, 3M Robert Pepper, Bob Kahn, Gerald Faulhaber
  8. 8. Arguments For Innovation Preserving Internet standards Creates Artificial Scarcity Free and open communication fosters democracy Congressman Dorgon told FTC Chairwoman he feared new services as groundbreaking as Google could not get started in a system with price discrimination.
  9. 9. Proponents Consumer Advocates Online companies Technology companies Google, Yahoo!, Vonage, Ebay, Amazon, Microsoft Vinton Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, Tim Wu, and Lawrence Lessig
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