Iâ€™m often asked: “What exactly is Net Neutrality?” Boiled down, itâ€™s the philosophy that, however we personally use the Internet, it carries no restrictions or tariffs based on the content we access. Essentially is it the principle that carriers (ISPs) are precluded from restricting or prioritizing access to data based on the content that the data comprises.
Think of it as the postal system. The government is not allowed to open and read your mail to see if one letter is more important than another.Â As long as the postage is correct for the weight of the envelope, your letter gets delivered.Â Priority Mail would be analogous to upgrading your bandwidth.Â Like going from Dial-up to Broadband.Â But at no point is the content of the envelope considered in how your mail gets sorted or delivered by your mail carrier. Continue reading “Net Neutrality and media: Why you should care.”