Class struggles and the fight between the rich and the poor continue to take roots in every concept of life. This has been witnessed today along the internet markets as organizations continue fighting over network stability and access. Large organizations and corporations have been witnessed as able in provision of quality services as a result of adequate quality resources for installing devices for accelerating their networks .Less organizations lag behind due to inadequate resources and their internet supply is low in speed.Net neutrality is a term that is used to describe the idea that all internet traffics should be treated with equality (Combs, 2008). In other words no matter what kind of down loads or uploads or whichever kind of data transfer is involved, networks should be able to give equal treatments to all its clients and users . In other words other forms of treatments will be considered as discrimination by various advocates.
Your internet service provider that is the (ISP) should act like your gateway between you and the internet. It is like a pipeline that enables you to view everything in your e–mail to the extreme file servers that back up your very important data without forgetting your browsing web. A Times the ISP is treated as a filter and not a pipeline. When this happens, the scenario shifts its position and begins to play out as the ISPs increasingly move towards favoring some traffic over others. Various advocates of network neutrality basically run the gamut. While large corporations like Google and Microsoft , advocacy organizations including the Consumer Union and Moveon.org , the Internet Neutrality Squad, and even individuals such as Apple co- founder Steve Wozniak all have their voices drawing support from the network neutrality.
Several discussions held by different advocates’ typically focus on net neutrality and data discrimination. The concern has been shot into internet companies with deep pockets or major providers such as AT& T who can avoid paying and playing at the expense of others. In such a case, free spending organizations ensure that their traffic is sent along as fast as possible, while startups and other companies without adequate resources just observe their data pass through the pipes at slower rates and speed.
From consumer opinions, network neutrality touches on various key issues, including the filtering of content for copyrighted materials. This also comes along with lowering down the delivery of content especially for high bandwidth users. Such practices are deemed to be untheoretical while data discrimination appears to be creating in roads at high profile national ISPs. The alarming concern surrounding the concept of network neutrality has erupted as a refuge that addresses the subject of data discrimination which is one of the leading technological inefficiencies and perhaps a major offence affecting internet use. From this conceptualization, large organizations with massive financial resources to use the internet have sought extraneous pleasures in making downloads at a more free and cheaper modality as opposed to others that cannot afford to pay for the same, enhance they have their data filtered (Kulash, 2008). This has been highlighted as one precept of discrimination and a base for creating competitive disadvantages for weak and young companies at the massive expense of the rich.
Most Importantly, organizations that are free spenders on the cost of the internet have therefore experienced fast and quick delivery in sending their data traffic components at the expense of the data travel through internet pipeline for companies that cannot adequately attain them. Network neutrality also incorporates matters such as filtering of data materials that are assumed as copyrighted or even slowing the process of data transfer and delivery for users deemed to be of high bandwidth (Honan, 2008). This analogy has therefore been seen as an impending autonomy in the wide conception of data use via the email generating an alarming debate over the freedom and equality in internet use for the society at large.
The idea of ISP providing organizations on data filtering has however, been described as an intention towards minimizing and blocking the rate at which the society can access internet in making downloads and exchanging information through it , an idea that is deemed as creating a competitive disadvantage for some corporations. Additionally, these ISP providing corporations back track internet downloads especially for copyrighted materials as well as minimizing the potential scales in the process of peer to peer network usage across the board, thus creating a widely negative impact (Kulash, 2008).
The conceptualization behind internet usage is that it should be a service vulnerable of the democracy and freedom for all. An individuals choice on the quantity of downloads to make, will or wish should not be limited to the service provider who plays the role of a controller or governor in its usage. The campaign towards network neutrality should however, be perpetual with the basic aim geared to towards preventing the usage and its enjoyment from the hands of just but a few who are deemed to be able. The quality of information transfer and discharge across the board should be the key concept rather than creating pathways and control engines for what is to be downloaded. This shall however, shift the technological age to yet a greater level giving its users and client’s great opportunities to enjoy its services.
Combs, Michele. U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, April 22nd 2008. Retrieved on 22nd May 2009 from, http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Testimony&Hearing_ID=4c66f979-3001-490a-a985-5be63951adb7&Witness_ID=f15e0f4c-c9bd-487e-a9d0-88177aa396e4
Honan, Mathew. Inside Net Neutrality: Is Your ISP filtering content? 2008. Retrieved on 22nd July 2009 from, http://www.macworld.com/article/132075/2008/02/netneutrality1.html
Kulash, Damian. Beware the New New Thing, April 5th 2008. Retrieved on 22nd July 2009 from, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/05/opinion/05kulash.html?_r=1