If you pay any attention to the news or spend time on social media outlets, you have most likely heard the words net neutrality being tossed around. Many of us have no idea what this term means. There is also a lot controversy surrounding these two words. It is one of the biggest policy debates surrounding the Internet. So what exactly does it mean?
One website states, “In short, ‘net neutrality’ refers to the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally, without discrimination. Net neutrality says that Internet service providers should transmit data without giving preference to certain companies or types of data.” Sounds simple enough right? So what’s the problem? People who oppose net neutrality say that they government should not regulate how Internet providers run their business. [Read more…]