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What is Net Neutrality? – Explain

Net Neutrality is a principle that companies providing Internet service should treat all websites equally, no matter how large or small.

Currently, Internet is an information highway where users get access to any Web site on an equal basis whether it is big corporate website or a low-traffic blog. Since the Internet’s inception, everyone, every site, regardless of the data load, has been given equal.

Simply, Net neutrality is that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.

That is, broadband providers must never favor some Web sites or Internet services over others. In a neutral model, traffic is traffic: no preference is given on the basis of source or content.

Who Oppose Net Neutrality?

Internet service providers (ISPs) say traffic management is needed to balance soaring demand for bandwidth from video and popular sites by seeking a two-tiered Internet service model.

In a two-tiered model, ISP may choose to block some, or to limit the speed and bandwidth available to some network connections, able to charge owners of Web sites a premium fee for priority placement and faster speed across their pipes.

High-speed Internet carriers, including AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon, are seeking a two-tiered Internet service model.

Who supports Net neutrality

President Barack Obama
Tim Berners-Lee (creator of the World Wide Web)
and many others

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