Senate Squashes Attempt to Kill FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Top message: Ah,repugnicans.. by jmoita2
Replying to: I would love by T Bone
Re: I would love
Net Neutrality is NOT "Privately owned networks being confiscated by the federal government."
If you are still too lazy to learn what Net Neutrality really is through the video link, perhaps I can simplify it for you. It is a set of rules stating that the ISPs can not discriminate which binary data transfers faster (or at all).
And, it isn't a "solution in search of a problem." It is a reaction to what the ISPs have already discriminated against:
- BitTorrent Protocol
- Competitive VOIP Services
- Competitive video content
That's not to say that every request will naturally be sent/received at the same speeds. There are other factors involved. For example, imagine if YouTube.com was running off of a single computer/server. It wouldn't be able to handle the amount of traffic requests and deliver the binary data much more slowly. That happens. What is unacceptable is artificial slowness/blocking. Here's an analogy:
A letter is mailed from California to New York. It'll take awhile to arrive.
A letter is mailed from New Jersey to New York. It'll take less time to arrive.
These are natural factors. ISPs want to create an artificial factor. Imagine that the post office decided to wait 10 days before delivering any mail that was sent to/from New York/New Jersey. That'd be insane! Or even worse, imagine they did not allow any mail to/from New York/New Jersey!!
- Re: I would love by jmoita2