Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality
You’ve heard it in the news in recent days and months but what is Net Neutrality?  “Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that ISP’s and governments should treat all data on the internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication. ” – Net Neutrality

Love watching HD content on Netflix, watching cat videos on YouTube, or gaming online? Without net neutrality in place your ISP, for example Comcast or AT&T, will now be able to throttle down the speeds of their network for services that use greater resources on their network. With that being said it will also allow ISP’s the ability to create tiered packages that allow better data throughput for protocols within that tier package.

Check out what the ACLU thinks about Net Neutrality.

It’s a very hazy area this thing Net Neutrality and ultimately we don’t know where it will go, but what we do know is that life will continue to move on.