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FCC Approves Net Neutrality…The Internet Will Never Be The Same!!!

The Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers.(ABC)

A Net-neutrality supporter...emotions run raw on this topic!!!

A Net-neutrality supporter...emotions run raw on this topic!!!

Network neutrality is a principle proposed for user access networks participating in the Internet that advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers and governments on content, sites, platforms, the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and the modes of communication.

The principle states that if a given user pays for a certain level of Internet access, and another user pays for the same level of access, then the two users should be able to connect to each other at the subscribed level of access.(Wiki)

Many fear that today’s ruling will set up a fast Internet for the rich and a slow Internet for the poor, by allowing carriers to have the freedom to create “fast lanes” on the Internet. They can charge Internet companies a higher fee to ride on the faster connections, and undoubtedly they will charge consumers more money to get access to those speedy services.(Source)


FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

The free services will probably be limited in access to content that is currently free, and services will be pared down for those that do not want to pay for access.

It will occur to many like free T.V. versus Cable, Satellite, or High Definition services.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski spent a year trying to find a compromise but ultimately neither side of the debate is happy with today’s vote.(Source)

Internet-freedom advocates saying the new rules don’t go far enough and critics saying the government should stay out of online business altogether.(Source)

The rules are designed to, in effect, keep the companies that own the internet’s real-world infrastructure from slowing down some types of websites or apps — say, those belonging to a competitor — or speeding up others for high-paying clients.For average internet users, the vote affects whether government will guarantee they’ll continue to have access to all Web content, regardless of their internet provider’s wishes, and whether they’ll get that content as quickly as businesses or individuals able to pay more for it.(CNN)

The GOP immediately went on a rampage, promising, just like they intend to do with the new Health Care laws, to repeal it, as soon as they can.(

Either way, the internet as we know it today, is heading for a major change…what do you think?(

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