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Net Neutrality

  1. 1. <ul><li>Barack Obama</li></ul>Candidates@Google Web Series<br />November 14, 2007<br />
  2. 2. Net Neutrality<br />For a Free & Open Internet<br />Recheta Lieu<br />100732031<br />
  3. 3. Table of Contents<br />Overview<br />1.1 What is Net Neutrality?<br />1.2 How The Internet Works<br />1.3 What ISPs Want<br />History of Net Neutrality in Canada<br />Why Should We Care?<br />3.1 Why Is Net Neutrality Important?<br />Summary & Conclusion<br />References<br />The End<br />
  4. 4. What is Net Neutrality?<br />It is a principle that all websites, internet services and applications should be treated equally.<br />Big companies like Bell, Rogers, and Shaw want to treat them differently so they can charge you more depending on what you use.<br />These companies also have a vested interest in providing a faster gateway to their own content. This is called: digital discrimination.<br />
  5. 5. How The Internet Works<br />
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  8. 8. What ISPs Want<br />
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  13. 13. $27.99<br />Includes 2 GB of free monthly usage, at 500 Kbps. <br />Find Your Friends<br />+ $0*<br />*Free for the first 3 months. $5/month thereafter.<br />Express Yourself<br />+$5<br />Be Worldly<br />+$5<br />
  14. 14. American News<br />+$5<br />Online Videos<br />+ $10<br />Tune In<br />+ $10<br />Digital Playground<br />+ $5<br />
  15. 15. History of Net Neutrality in Canada<br />July 2005: Telus blocks access to a pro-union site while its workers were striking.<br />Late 2007: Bell begins slowing down the internet connection of customers using peer-to-peer software such as BitTorrent and Skype. <br />
  16. 16. History of Net Neutrality in Canada (cont’d)<br />April 2008: After a complaint to the CRTC, Bell defends its actions stating that throttling is necessary.<br />November 2008: The CRTC rules that Bell is allowed to continue throttling its customers. <br />
  17. 17. History of Net Neutrality in Canada (cont’d)<br />Late 2008 – Summer 2009: The CRTC’s investigation did not actually consider whether internet throttling should be allowed in general. Thus, a public review of all ISPs is launched, with public hearings in July 2009.<br />
  18. 18. History of Net Neutrality in Canada (cont’d)<br />October 2009: The CRTC rules that big telecommunications companies such as Bell and Rogers can interfere with internet traffic, only as a last resort. Instead, they should use "economic measures" such as new investment and usage limits to combat congestion on their networks.<br />
  19. 19. Why Should We Care?<br />When we log onto the Internet, we take a lot for granted. We assume we'll be able to access any website we want, whenever we want, at the fastest speed, whether it's a corporate website or a personal blog. We assume that we can use any service we like anytime we choose. <br />
  20. 20. Watching a video…<br />
  21. 21. Social Networking<br />
  22. 22. E-mailing or Instant messaging<br />
  23. 23. Why Is Net Neutrality Important?<br />Net neutrality means a free and open internet.<br />A free and open internet:<br />ensures competition<br />helps prevent unfair pricing practices<br />promotes innovation<br />drives businesses<br />protects freedom of speech<br />
  24. 24. Summary & Conclusion<br />Proper regulation is better than no regulation.<br />The internet was always intended to be neutral.<br />A free and open internet ensures choices, competition, promotes innovation and protects free speech.<br />
  25. 25. Do you want more of this…<br />$27.99<br />Includes 2 GB of free monthly usage, at 500 Kbps. <br />Find Your Friends<br />+ $0*<br />*Free for the first 3 months. $5/month thereafter.<br />Express Yourself<br />+$5<br />Be Worldly<br />+$5<br />
  26. 26. Or more of this?<br />
  27. 27. References<br />Neutrality. Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />The Open Internet: A Case for Net Neutrality. Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />Save the Internet. 25 Mar 2011. <>. <br />Nowak, Peter. "CRTC Issues Net Neutrality Rules." Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />"FAQ: Net Neutrality and Internet Traffic Management." Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />Nowak, Peter. "CRTC Allows Bell to Continue Internet Throttling." Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />Chung, Emily. "Net Neutrality Doesn't Exist, CRTC Told." Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />"CRTC Opens Net Neutrality Debate to Public." Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />"Telus Cuts Subscriber Access to Pro-union Website." Web. 25 Mar. 2011. <>.<br />
  28. 28. Thank You.<br />Are there any questions or comments?<br />