1. G S T 5 0 8 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
2. Question 1 :
What is network neutrality ?
Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the
principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all
data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by
user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and
modes of communication.
The term was coined by Columbia media law professor Tim Wu in 2003 as
an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier
Proponents often see net neutrality as an important component of an open
internet, where policies such as equal treatment of data and open web
standards allow those on the internet to easily communicate and conduct
business without interference from a third part.
Why has the internet operated under net neutrality up to this point in
The Internet has become such a critical communications infrastructure,
the ability for a network operator to decide what information is allowed
to pass freely and quickly, or slowly or not at all, runs counter to the
well-established tradition of acceptable common carrier behavior.
Many see this as a direct threat to our economy, our politics, our
educational and healthcare systems , our security, and our basic values
and freedoms. While all parties appear to agree that openness is good,
they disagree strongly about the degree to which we need to guarantee
it by law.
4. Who is favor of net neutrality?
For those who support strong, enforceable net neutrality rules, the current
legal environment is untenable
Because every infraction has to be recognized and challenged on an individual
basis. Infractions can easily go unnoticed until real harm has occurred, and even
when they are revealed, it is not clear whether any federal agency has the
authority to act.
Court settlements are costly and can take years to resolve; because of the
speed with which the Internet economy evolves, most supporters of net
neutrality believe that the current legal system is not equipped to deal with
Question 2 :
Who is favor of net neutrality ? Who is opposed, Why ?
5. Who is opposed ?
Those who oppose new net neutrality regulations such as internet services
Because they would limit the investment needed to deploy and improve
broadband networks. Network development iscapital - intensive and is
almost exclusively accomplished through private investment. Many
broadband service providers feel that the current system—despite the
recent Comcast ruling—remains sufficient and that both the FCC and the
Federal Trade Commission have the authority to resolve these issues.
Opponents of new regulations believe that the issues that have come up
since 2005 have been dealt with properly and argue that there is no
reason to believe there will be any increase in these types of activity.
6. • Tiered service structures allow users to select from a small set of tiers
at progressively increasing price points to receive the product or
products best suited to their needs.
• Such systems are frequently seen in the telecommunications field,
specifically when it comes to wireless service, digital and cable
television options, and broadband internet access.
• When a wireless company, for example, charges customers different
amounts based on the number of voice minutes, text messages, and
other features they desire, the company is utilizing the principle of
• This is also seen in charging different prices for services such as the
speed of one's internet connection and the number of cable television
channels one has access to.
Question 3 :
What would be the impact on individual user, businesses, and
government of internet providers switched to a tiered service model?
7. Individual user
• Tiered service helps to keep quality of service standards for high profile
applications like streaming video or VoIP.
• This comes at a cost of increasing costs for better service levels
• Internet provider company – will decrees their cost
• The business – increase the effectiveness and efficiency
• “ pay more for the better services”
• Especially for the international company.
• Government regulation
• Government can control the people that freely express their ideas in a
forum as open and egalitarian as possible.
8. Yes, we are support of legislation network neutrality.
As a student we are face the cost constrain in getting the information from
internet for our assignment. So, the internet neutrality will law will help us to
get the all information without pay any fee.
Question 4 :
Are you in favor of legislation network neutrality ?