Prager University: What is Net Neutrality?

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.

Tom Stark

Tom Stark’s career began with Air Force service, including a year in Thailand and Vietnam, and progressed through a variety of manufacturing and service positions to Manager of Security, Safety, and Transportation for the Orange County (FL) Convention Center. He graduated from Barry University in 1994 and soon after embarked on a second career building custom furniture as an entrepreneur for the last 20 years. He unsuccessfully ran as a Tea Party candidate in the 2010 Congressional race (WV-01). Tom currently writes and advocates for smaller more prudent and less intrusive government, strengthening families and protecting life while building free market principles that make America stronger. He is now 70, retired, and residing with his wife in Weston, West Virginia.

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