Why Net Neutrality Is An Important Concept To Consider
Imagine if it cost one dollar to send an email, or ten dollars every time you watched a television show online. The concept may seem crazy, but that’s exactly what could happen in the future if internet companies are given free rein to charge what they like for internet access. The popularity of online video has grown exponentially in the last few years, so much so that internet companies claim that their customers actually pose a burden to the service they provide, and these companies wish to be compensated for that extra load by being able to charge by bandwidth amount. But the problem lies with customers who believe everyone should have fair access to all internet content, and not the privileged access that some ISPs want to start charging for. Those in the pro net neutrality camp fear that ISPs, once given that level of control over customer access, won’t stop at restrictions to online video sites, but may begin charging for other previously-free content, such as local news broadcasts.