Talk:Net neutrality

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I'm pretty sure the correct term is net neutrality. Somewhat short for internet neutrality. ColinRtalk 02:36, 2 May 2007 (EDT)

its short for network neutrality GDurkin 15:14, 9 January 2011 (EST)

Feel free to do whatever you want with it. I'm sure you know more about the topic than I do. DanH 02:38, 2 May 2007 (EDT)

Google gets a free ride?

Perhaps my degree in Computer Science is wrong, but how does Google or any other website get a "free ride" on the internet. When somebody hooks into the internet they need to buy bandwidth from the provider. I buy mine from TWC and Google has to buy theirs from somebody else. Each ISP then buys bandwidth from neighboring networks so that different regions get connected. However, since Google already paid for their connection to the internet through their ISP, how are they getting a free ride when I want to check my email?

Specifically liberal/Democratic issue?

The most recent edit by Andy claims that this is an issue specific to liberal causes. This isn't always true - for example, (usually and historically) libertarian groups like the EFF claim to support the "idea" but argue that the track record of government involvement in technology has always been very pro-Hollywood and pro-business. See here: EFF Net Neutrality. -danq 16:57, 29 August 2010 (EDT)

  • This section has been here for quite a while, I've added more information on this argument to the page. -danq 01:08, 5 November 2010 (EDT)
Shouldn't the title of the content page be moved back to "net neutrality"?--Andy Schlafly 01:18, 5 November 2010 (EDT)

Net Neutrality

The idea behind net neutrality is to stop ISP's from shaping and throttling internet traffic. Although government control wouldnt really work, I think this article misinforms the readers. Right now ISPs can shape their traffic, so a site like say... Wikipedia would load faster than CP. GDurkin 00:07, 8 January 2011 (EST)

Conservative or Liberal?


Just want to know, is Net Neutrality Conservative or Liberal? The article here on Conservapedia indicates that Net Neutrality is inherently liberal/left-wing. But on the other hand, those asking for net neutrality indicate that removing it would be a liberal value in itself, hence the confusion. I'll quote the pop-up I'm getting on the forum Pokecommunity (short for Pokémon Community):

"This is the web without net neutrality.

Cable companies want to get rid of net neutrality. Without it, sites like ours could be censored, slowed down, or forced to charge extra fees. We can stop them and keep the Internet open, fast, and awesome if we all contact Congress and the FCC, but we only have a few days left. Learn more."

And there's the full message:


Like I said, the whole thing seems confusing, since BOTH options seem to sound very liberal/left-wing. Pokeria1 (talk) 07:46, 12 July 2017 (EDT)

Sorry for missing the question originally. Note to readers, issue was discussed here. --David B (TALK) 01:41, 18 December 2017 (EST)