Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 2, or so, years, you will know about the whole net neutrality thing that is busy happening in America. I tried to sum it up in a quick one sentence breakdown:
Telephone companies in America are trying to get laws passed so that they can charge online content providers (anything from retail sites to online video streaming sites) fees to make providers’ sites faster on their networks to their users.
Currently this is not the case. The telephone companies just provide you with the service of connecting you to the network, which is the Internet. Online is a different system altogether, you pay for quantity of traffic and space, on online servers, as it all comes down to how much space things takes up when they get stored or transferred.
Now remember, the network is still running silently under the surface, like our water and electrical system does. The network must just make sure that they are connected to the rest of the network and that you can connect to them. They can and should be seen as basic services.Read More »