Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Net Nuetrality

What is Net Neutrality? This is an explanation found on Googles Users Guide.

"Network neutrality is the principle that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet. The Internet has operated according to this neutrality principle since its earliest days... Fundamentally, net neutrality is about equal access to the Internet. In our view, the broadband carriers should not be permitted to use their market power to discriminate against competing applications or content. Just as telephone companies are not permitted to tell consumers who they can call or what they can say, broadband carriers should not be allowed to use their market power to control activity online."

I should also point out that Google is in support of Net Neutrality.

It sounds pretty good right, so why are so many people against it? Well I naturally get curious when I see and hear the presidential administration as well as communist thugs like Van Jones get behind something, so I did a little further research. Net Neutrality is not a new idea, it's been around for over a decade and in fact has been in practice throughout most of the Internet. The main reason it's supported so heavily is because the big technology firms do not want to see ISP's limit service in a tiered system which would allow them to control the flow of the Internet. This all sounds like a great idea, let's keep the Internet free and open, right?

Again, I still need to know why Van Jones is such a strong supporter of it. He's one of these take from the rich and the white and give it to the poor and the brown. He's supposed to be against Big Business but now all of sudden he's on the same side as Microsoft and Google. Your enemies do not become your allies over night, and if they do you need to find out why. Typically it's because they have something to gain, and if your once sworn enemy has something to gain on your side of an argument you need to re-evaluate that argument to make sure you have all the facts.

The truth is Obama and his people are not so concerned about keeping the Internet equal as there are about making it MORE EQUAL for some and LESS EQUAL for others. Do we really want the Government sticking their nose into this? They have already attacked Fox News, now they want to regulate the Internet, I'm sure Fox News Content will be treated fairly, right?

There are many questions in regards to Net Neutrality that need a closer look and the folks in power right now, are not the folks I want looking at it.



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