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{FEBRUARY 26th 2015 – UPDATE – FCC APPROVED THE POLICY BUT THINGS COULD CHANGE}

NET NEUTRALITY – IN MY OPINION

Are you clueless in what Net Neutrality is or what it actually does, or if it does anything? Is it a new Xbox game or something new on Twitter?

I was a bit clueless myself until this morning, when I noticed that there is going to be a ruling on February 26th, 2015 about whether or not we should have the privilege to have open internet. The FCC is on top of this and so is the President of the US, but are we? The users.

In my opinion, it’s a way to enforce censorship.

Are we going to be allowed to view any site we want or will our internet provider tell us no that site is blocked because its competition. Are we going to be able to shop Macy’s when Sears is their competition, but the corporations wants us to stay within our binderies that they pay for, so we cannot go anywhere near their competition.

Just a couple examples of what is possible if there is no open internet. I may be a little extreme on what I am thinking, but where does it stop?

The server that your Facebook is on, they may block you from going to any other social media site if they want to, if we do not have open internet. Free internet where you can surf and go anywhere you want to go.

Did you know…?

“On December 23, 2010, the Commission released the Open Internet Order, which established high-level rules requiring transparency and prohibiting blocking and unreasonable discrimination to protect Internet openness.  The FCC’s rules were challenged in federal court, and on January 14, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the Commission’s authority to regulate broadband Internet access service and upheld the Commission’s judgment that Internet openness encourages broadband investment and that its absence could ultimately inhibit broadband deployment.  The court upheld the transparency rule, but vacated the no-blocking and no-unreasonable-discrimination rules. The court also invited the FCC to act to preserve a free and open Internet,” http://www.fcc.gov/openinternet

Even political parties (mostly republican) want to scare you to their side of thinking. *yes, this could be considered another one of those in my opinion thoughts*

 According to Wikipedia:

 Network neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. According to Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu, the best way to explain network neutrality is as a principle to be used when designing a network: that a public information network will end up being most useful if all content, sites, and platforms are treated equally. A more detailed proposed definition of technical and service network neutrality suggests that service network neutrality is the adherence to the paradigm that operation of a service at a certain layer is not influenced by any data other than the data interpreted at that layer, and in accordance with the protocol specification for that layer.

Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship for moral, religious, or business reasons, to conform to societal norms, due to intimidation, or out of fear of legal or other consequences

You are aware that other countries already have this controlled? Will the United States be added to this list in 2015?

Tell me what’s your honest opinion. Are you for or against Net Neutrality?

In 2014 USA TODAY & Country Ranker listed the Top 10 Internet Censored Countries

North Korea

Buma

Cuba

Saudia Arabia

Iran

China

Syria

Tunisia
Turkmenistan

 

Resources For Internet Censored Countries:

USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/02/05/top-ten-internet-censors/5222385/

Country Ranker http://www.countryranker.com/top-10-internet-censored-countries/

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