Net Neutrality

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Net Neutrality is the idea that all traffic over the internet should be treated fairly, based on some pre-arranged agreement of the terms and quality of service for access to the internet communication medium (usually in the form of a monthly contract with an ISP).


Contract for the Web

"Contract for the Web" is an initiative lead by Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the Web which aims to:

  1. Ensure everyone can connect to the internet
  2. Keep all of the internet available, all of the time
  3. Respect & protect people’s fundamental online privacy and data rights
  4. Make the internet affordable and accessible to everyone
  5. Respect & protect people’s privacy and personal data to build online trust
  6. Develop technologies that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst
  7. Be creators and collaborators on the Web
  8. Build strong communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity
  9. Fight for web

It was begun to counter trends towards companies trying to commoditize, monopolize & "wall-off" and/or "bundle" the web, similarly to Cable TV.

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References

  1. Tim Berners-Lee Has a Plan to Save The World Wide Web He Invented: https://dzone.com/articles/tim-berners-lee-has-a-plan-to-save-the-world-wide
  2. How Reddit and others “broke the Internet” to support net neutrality today: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/12/net-neutrality-supporters-break-the-internet-in-latest-protest/
  3. The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality.: https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/7jth3j/the_fcc_officially_votes_to_kill_net_neutrality/
  4. The FCC’s vote was predictably frustrating, but we’re not done fighting for net neutrality.: https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/7jsyqt/the_fccs_vote_was_predictably_frustrating_but/
  5. Reddit is collectively bashing Senators who sold out over net neutrality: http://mashable.com/2017/12/01/reddit-bashes-senators-telecom-donations-net-neutrality/#roKiTsrYskqw


See Also

Internet 2 | Internet | ISP | e-Government | Web