- Content Providers
- ISPs to treat all Web content equally by preventing the restriction of access to specific websites or applications or collect fees to deliver some websites faster than others.
- Internet Providers
- Limit certain websites and content to paid customers. Prioritize traffic based on the source, ownership, and destination of the content. Internet faces congestion concerns with the increase in streaming data-rich video, online games, etc. Internet providers would be able to sell multi-tiered access to heavy users.
OPINIONS FOR NET NEUTRALITY
- Net Neutrality is the Internet’s First Amendment
- Net Neutrality is the Catalyst for Online Innovation
- There isn’t enough Broadband Market Choice to Prevent Bad Actors
- Consumers deserve protection
- Regulation will cause more harm than good
- The entertainment industry is pressuring ISPs to become copyright cops which could end up targeting legitimate users by mistake, carelessness, or even by design
OPINIONS AGAINST NET NEUTRALITY
- Network Neutrality is a Technical Principle, Not a Legal One
- Network Neutrality is Not in Danger
- Existing Laws Already Guarantee Your Open Internet
- Want Net Neutrality? It’ll Cost You
ARGUMENT FINALLY MOVING FORWARD?
- “Verizon would not favor certain types of content over others on its FiOS wireline broadband network” - including FiOS, DSL and cable.
- However, these “restrictions would not be applied to Verizon Wireless mobile network,” for smart-phones and other mobile devices “which has move significant bandwidth constraints” -David Goldman, CNN.com.
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