Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hey guys. Not sure if anyone knows much about this issue but its been popping up more and more recently and it's definitely starting to play a larger role in the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House. Republicans tend to argue that net neutrality is a government takeover of the internet, and that the internet is good and the government is bad and the latter should not be concerned with the former. Democrats, on the other hand, argue that net neutrality gives everyone equal access to the internet, and that without it, companies could take advantage of people by providing some sites, groups, or companies with faster internet speeds than others. Per usual, I tend to identify with the Democratic side on this issue and definitely don't see it as a "government takeover" of the internet. What do other people think? Also, fun fact: All 95 House Dems who publicly pledged support for net neutrality were defeated in the 2010 elections.
Here's the wikipedia page if you need more info: