Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Net Neutral

Inspired by talks in other classes I have begun to fear the talks of net neutrality. With companies becoming bigger and bigger our rights will be sacrificed more and more. Comcast has recently been under a lot of fire for limiting the speed of certain content that it distributes though its pipelines. Net neutrality is the equal speed and treatment of every website on the internet to its viewers. Some say this is an issue of capitalism 'let the strong wealthy websites survive and let the weak fall' however I believe this is more an issue of censorship. If web distributors slow or limit the content that its users are getting then that is censorship. This article sums up the powers we are about to encounter if we let these corporate giants take over the web.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very important issue, one that deserves our attention. We should discuss it in class. Also, please turn the URL into a link.