There have been volumes written about the need for or the fear of “Net Neutrality.” Why? Well, that depends on who you ask. From the viewpoint of those who currently control the traffic on the internet, people who want greater access to it should pay more to have that access enhanced. Those who take the view of the average user of the internet say that prioritizing traffic would put countless websites out of business because they could not gain access to users as efficiently as their larger competitors. So far, this latter view is gaining traction as the giants of the internet begin to control virtually anything that moves on the web.
Jon Gabriel lays out the pros and cons of this very confusing subject, and makes it clear that the freedom currently experienced with the internet being kept out of government hands may be the best way to deal with it. My only question is…other than government intervention, what can be done to prevent giants like Google/YouTube and Facebook from stifling free speech among those who do not share the views of those company’s owners? This will continue to be controversial.