Net Neu­tral­ity what you need to know

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Net Neu­tral­ity – Back in 2015 un­der the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion, ‘Net Neu­tral­ity’ was in­tro­duced. The FCC (US Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion) ap­proved reg­u­la­tions mak­ing sure the in­ter­net was at a level play­ing field, by pre­vent­ing the ma­jor broad­band ser­vice providers like Ver­i­zon, AT&T and Com­cast from block­ing or slow­ing down apps or ser­vices which com­pete against their own.

The whole idea was to treat all web traf­fic equally so that a provider, like Com­cast for ex­am­ple, would not be able to charge ex­tra to an on­line stream­ing ser­vice like Net­flix to se­cure a faster path to its cus­tomers – or not be al­lowed to block or slow down sites like Google and Face­book.

By: Bon­nie Wurst / mtl­times.ca

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