Net Neutrality is the hottest topic over the last few days, many of you already know what it means
But for those people who don’t know the meaning of Net Neutrality, its high time to understand what it is? and why it important to understand it,
What Is Net Neutrality?
It is the principle for the Internet service providers to treat all the data on the Internet with equality,
Internet providers should treat all web traffic equally, exactly how the internet has worked since its creation, they should not discriminate or charge differently to anyone.
Why Is It Important?
To understand its importance you need to understand how it can impact your lives, if there is no net neutrality, internet service providers will have the power to shape internet traffic to derive benefit from it, they can divide your internet usage, can slow down your connection on a specific website or even can restrict your surfing area, for example= suppose internet service providers get paid by Netflix to gather maximum traffic to their site, to make this happen the ISP’s can charge you to provide the service of ‘Youtube’ and at the same time allow your free access to ‘Netflix’,
They can even make your ‘Youtube’ loading speed slower, ultimately giving you bad user experience on Youtube and shaping all traffic to Netflix,
In short, Net Neutrality support freedom on the Internet.
Is it going to be dead?
Yes, we can say it recently on 14 December, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality policies of US, which were put in place in 2015 during the Obama administration, this decision is taken by the FCC chairman Ajit Pai,
The rules that were repealed by FCC
BLOCKING– Internet service providers could not discriminate against any lawful content by blocking websites or apps.
THROTTLING– Service providers could not slow the transmission of data based on the nature of the content, as long as it is legal.
PAID PRIORITIZATION– Service providers could not create an internet fast lane for companies and consumers who pay premiums, and a slow lane for those who don’t.
Many major companies including Apple contact FCC calling for the cancellation of today’s vote,
You can also fill the petition against the FCC decision by clicking here, or here also
the petition is running on these two websites Savetheinternet.com or Battleforthenet.com
I highly encourage you to sign this petition and support the Net Neutrality
This is a matter of concern for the freedom of the internet,
this will affect the lives of people from small businessman to a common man,
In few last month, some countries lost their Net neutrality and suffer some major issues, you can get idea from this tweet,
Must Read – How can we save Net Neutrality?
Hope you got my words, kindly share this post with everyone to maintain net neutrality