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Net neutrality is bad? 1 million PornHub employees can’t be wrong. Oh, wait. (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Net neutrality is bad? 1 million PornHub employees can’t be wrong. Oh, wait.. “If Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai actually allowed the weight of public comments on the FCC’s proposed changes to network neutrality regulations to sway (or confirm) his position, he seems to have given more credence to the ‘opinions’ of spam-generating software “bots” than actual citizens, researchers have found. 68 more words


The effects of net neutrality

Net neutrality has been in the news lately when the FCC voted in December to repeal the 2015 regulation. When this happened late last year, I got worried. 257 more words


Net neutrality is a battlefield: Conclusion

To conclude, it has become more apparent that there are a variety of different areas of the battlefield within the discussion of net neutrality. The repeal of net neutrality would mean that there would impact on society. 183 more words

Net neutrality is a battlefield: Advocates of resistance

However, within this battlefield there are areas of resistance. There is literature to suggest that communities who oppose the repeal of net neutrality have become making their own networks. 164 more words

Net neutrality is a battlefield: Repeal impacts on the world

It is clear that net neutrality is a battlefield with many fighting sides. What is apparent that there is a shift towards a more commercially dominated internet future. 183 more words

Net Neutrality is a battlefield: Democracy

Moving on, the repeal could mean that the market becomes increasingly more competitive meaning that users could then be charged higher fees to access content. Brodkin (2017) also refers to Comcast’s stance on not discriminating paid prioritisation could mean that they offer ‘‘similar rates could help prevent the FCC from stepping in to block unfair trade practices.’’ (para.22) This means that by offering similar rates to companies who want their content prioritised that essentially any call for intervention from the FCC could become increasingly difficult. 500 more words

Net Neutrality is a battlefield: Repeal motivations and incentives

It is important to discuss the benefits of repealing internet neutrality for various parts of society.  (Van Schewich & Farber, 2009) highlight the significance of competition in regards to the ‘‘evolution of the internet.’’ (p34) Schewich & Farber (2009) also note that often this can ‘‘encourage modernisation’’ of their services. 510 more words