Roman Derkach – Brent McKelvie Nov 27 2009 (1)
Table of Contents - What is net neutrality? - Why do we need net neutrality? -Interesting points about net neutrality -Maj...
What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is equal, unfettered access from all computers on the Internet to all computers on ...
Net Neutrality video
Why do we need net neutrality? To prevent network operators  from blocking, speeding up, or slowing down content based upo...
Implications of not having Net Neutrality? The Internet will cost more * It opens the possibility of altered search result...
Interesting points about Net Neutrality The first instance of a non neutral network causing problems happened before even ...
Who is currently supporting Net Neutrality? If you want to help Net Neutrality these are who needs your support Acanac,  T...
Who oppose a Neutral Internet? Bell *  Telus * Rogers * The Conservative party of Canada * AT&T * (most of) The Republican...
Why some oppose a neutral internet Some companies oppose the concept of net neutrality, there main reasons for doing so fa...
Conclusion We need net neutrality Without it the internet will change from a open public exchange of ideas to a closed cos...
References 1.  http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/aclu-youth-why-we-need-net-neutrality-protections 2.  http://www.authorstre...
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  1. 1. Roman Derkach – Brent McKelvie Nov 27 2009 (1)
  2. 2. Table of Contents - What is net neutrality? - Why do we need net neutrality? -Interesting points about net neutrality -Major supporters of net neutrality -Who and Why some do not want it -Conclusion / what you can do to help -References
  3. 3. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is equal, unfettered access from all computers on the Internet to all computers on the Internet (2)
  4. 4. Net Neutrality video
  5. 5. Why do we need net neutrality? To prevent network operators from blocking, speeding up, or slowing down content based upon: -Source -Content Filtering -Ownership -Or Destination And to avoid imposed limitations on Freespeach (4)
  6. 6. Implications of not having Net Neutrality? The Internet will cost more * It opens the possibility of altered search results (freedom of speech violations) or protocol and port blocking * Less user choice * A corporation or government could dictate where you are aloud to visit * Less competition in Internet content (3)
  7. 7. Interesting points about Net Neutrality The first instance of a non neutral network causing problems happened before even the idea of the Internet was even possible. Almon Brown Stroger found that rival funeral homes had telephone operators routing business to there homes. Things like electricity or rail systems are examples of Neutral Networks Toll roads are examples of a non neutral network (9)
  8. 8. Who is currently supporting Net Neutrality? If you want to help Net Neutrality these are who needs your support Acanac, Tecsavy, Google, Yahoo, Vonage, Ebay The New Democrat Party, The Liberal Party, The Pirate Party, SaveOurNet.ca Many small and medium sized businesses (5)
  9. 9. Who oppose a Neutral Internet? Bell * Telus * Rogers * The Conservative party of Canada * AT&T * (most of) The Republican Party (7)
  10. 10. Why some oppose a neutral internet Some companies oppose the concept of net neutrality, there main reasons for doing so fall under 3 main headings 1. They believe that the market should decide who gets real access to the Internet 2. They believe a neutral Internet hinders there ability to make money 3. They want more control (6)
  11. 11. Conclusion We need net neutrality Without it the internet will change from a open public exchange of ideas to a closed costly and biased advertisement You can help by: * Switching to an ISP like Teksavy or Acanak. (they have better service and are cheaper anyway) * sending letters to the government (always cc a copy to the opposition) * not supporting bell and telling them why * Visit www.aclu.org/freethenet or www.savethenet.ca for more ideas or info * Voice your support for bill C-398 and C-555 (8)
  12. 12. References 1. http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/aclu-youth-why-we-need-net-neutrality-protections 2. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/mkowals7-257808-melanie-kowalski-network-neutrality-presentation-education-ppt-powerpoint/ 3. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/mkowals7-257808-melanie-kowalski-network-neutrality-presentation-education-ppt-powerpoint/ 4. http://mashable.com/2009/10/22/john-mccain-wants-to-block-fccs-net-neutrality-rules/ 5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_neutrality 6. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9806707-7.html 7. http://www.piratepartyofcanada.com/ 8. http://www.ndp.ca/press/new-democrats-introduce-net-neutrality-bill 9. http://www.liberal.ca/en/newsroom/media-releases/15947_liberals-speak-out-in-support-of-net-neutrality 10. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/10/fcc-proposes-network-neutrality-rules-and-big-exemptions.ars Pictures credits (1) http://www.breakitdownblog.com/ (2) cc non attribution licenced (3) redit user Quink http://digg.com/tech_news/Your_ISP_if_Net_Neutrality_disappears_PIC.jpg (4) http://hazel8500.wordpress.com (5) http://www.xkcd.com CC attribution licenced (6) 2004 Dean Mac Adam (7) cc non attribution licenced (8) cc Attribution licenced : Artist: Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 (9) http://www.connected-earth.com/galleries/Pioneersandpersonalities/S/Strowger/index.htm Video Credits http://www.savetheinternet.com
  13. 13. Thank you, any questions?

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