Read four (4) academically reviewed articles on Net Neutrality and complete the following activities:
1. Summarize all four (4) articles in 300 words or more. Please use your own words. No copy-and-paste
2. Base on your article review and the assigned reading, discuss how net neutrality will affect data networks and the availability of information to businesses. Do you believe net neutrality will lead to IT efficiency? Why or why not?
Read and respond to at least two (2) of your classmates’ posts. In your response to your classmates, consider comparing your articles to those of your classmates. Below are additional suggestions on how to respond to your classmatesâ€™ discussions:
Â· Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence or research.
Â· Share an insight from having read your colleaguesâ€™ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Â· Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research.
Â· Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.
Â· Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Â· Expand on your colleaguesâ€™ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
Reply to Topic 1:-
Net neutrality is the principle that all traffic on the internet should be of equal importance and there should not be any weight age given to a particular web site or to any product that is considered as vital. It is the idea that the internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon should treat all the content flowing though their cables without blocking any malicious or any other content. As far as the USA is concerned the federal commission has spent years together to resolve the issues that are prevailing under the net neutrality (Reardon, 2018). The advocate of the net neutrality has long argued that keeping the internet open is very much crucial for the new innovations. Itâ€™s (Coren, 2017) been very much evident that the network providers are also arguing about the issue that is related to the net neutrality.
Net neutrality is the concern that certainly affect all of us very deeply. Even through is there is no usage the internet and the ease of doing business will come to an end (Coren, 2017). Because it is vital that the Middle East countries would certainly not give much importance to sites that affect their business, and this certainly degrades the options of doing business as whole. From my instance, I have seen that the many of the countries have a ban on the usage of cold storage rooms and when I have first herd that it seems to be very bizarre for me to know is it true or not. Not only this there are many instances I have seen that there is weightage that is being given to only some of the sites where other website access is given but with the low bandwidth and so forth.Net neutrality should be of equal weight without any discrimination.
Reply to topic :-2
Net neutrality is a simple idea, but because it is present at the intersection of highly technical internet architecture and equally complex principles of the laws of administrative, it has become a very notoriously cute principle. Net Neutrality has sociocultural implication as it affects everyone from corporate ecosystem to education sector as well. According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the principles of Net Neutrality will be enforced by powerful market forces than that of regulations. He believes the more the regulation the more things will become worse in recent future.
Major Players in Net Neutrality
FCC along with FTC(Federal Trade Commission) is the main US regulatory body which appoints commission members and Congress and is solely responsible for making decisions. FCC’s 2015 open internet order which gave the internet users strongest protection possible.
Other big players in Net Neutrality are businesses like Google, Netflix, Facebook and other infrastructure providers like engineering groups, ISPs and companies which are the true backbone of the internet.
The social implications of Net Neutrality are quite high as people feel that these big business companies will start charging more from people for using their favourite internet websites and usage. Another set of people thinks that their content will be oppressed by these companies to promote the content of their companies from which they earn money. Like we have seen with the cases of Facebook, Google who are being warned of not promoting a certain content only. The true information that needs to be provided to the information seeker will be altered if these companies are given free hand and are not guided by any regulations from the government.
These regulations are always used in the past as well to protect the rights of the common people, to maintain the perfect competition among the corporates as well on the digital platform as well. Because giving undue advantage to certain companies will be rise to monopoly which is neither helpful to the consumers as well as to the new startups who are always required for the future opportunities.
Net Neutrality is having a bad impact on data networks because of companies like Verizon, AT & T, Comcast can make good profits by charging extra money for certain websites or fast browsing of certain content by using fast lane structures for them.
In case of IT efficiency, Net neutrality is also having a bad impact because an excess of data used by companies like YouTube and Netflix are slowing down the overall efficiency of the Internet and charging the highest bandwidth users will lead to a better connection availability. Also, it will help them to protect piracy and illegal downloading of content media as well