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Lazy_Lipids
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ChristopherCaldwell
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Net neutrality is an aid to the digital world.

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Started: 10/10/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lazy_Lipids

Con

What is net neutrality?
Network neutrality is the idea that your cellular, cable, or phone internet connection should provide access to all websites and online traffic in 'neutral' and 'equal' manner, without giving priority to any other website.

Net neutrality is an idealistic scheme made on poor analogies. Sure there is a lot of riling up among people about how they don't want discrimination between sites. They want equal access to all.

It is like you go to a restaurant to eat some Seafood. Turns out that restaurant is a pure vegetarian restaurant. What do you do? RALLY IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL TO KEEP SEAFOOD !?!?! No, right? What you do is go to another restaurant. So why are we making such a big deal out of our ISP providers? If we are not satisfied with them, we change them. After all they are made for customer service. We choose one of their services and use them.

It seems like a simple concept: the company that links your computer/tablet/smartphone to the internet should not be able to discriminate among users and providers in the level of connectivity service provided. That is, we should all be able to send and receive the same number of bits of data per second.

This is a bad idea for the same reason that only having vanilla ice cream for sale is a bad idea: some people want, and are willing to pay for, something different. Forcing a one-size-fits-all solution on the Internet stifles innovation by blocking some companies from turning new ideas or business models into successful products.

Also not having net-neutrality increases the internet speed for the developing and underdeveloped countries like India and Nigeria. Countries like these are least connected via the internet get faster and cheaper access. The cheap price would encourage more people to get using the internet... and this is how it will aid the digital world!

KABOOM! Over to you buddy. >:D
ChristopherCaldwell

Pro

Okay, you're restaurant analogy doesn't correlate. This is because the Internet is not similar to a restaurant at all, except for the fact they supply people with things. Here's a better comparison. Now, a lobbyist is defined as "someone hired by a business or a cause to persuade legislators to support that business or cause." They use actions and money to persuade politicians and elections, which perverts the reasons why we elected these officials. Should we allow lobbyists to pervert politicians? No. Should we allow big companies to get an advantage over small business owners and independent websites simply due to the fact they are run by rich people? No.

Network inequality stifles freedom of speech. Comcast can give TV networks it owns, like NBC, special treatment, while giving new news websites terrible service. America and the world should be pro-equality, should be pro-opportunity, but if we allow net inequality to take place, millions of websites will become slow and unusable.

Network inequality won't promote innovation, it'll stifle it. Independent websites that are trying to get recognition and funds will be at a disadvantage, and juggernauts like Google and Comcast and Verizon will give them the middle finger from the top of the food chain. There is no guarantee that these large companies will even experiment or innovate, considering all they have to do is a write a check to keep their place and, since competition has been dwindled, customers and web-surfers will be forced to go to them.

World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee built this tool based on the elements of equality and accessibility. To introduce this net inequality would pervert his creation, and force schools and poorer countries to have limited choices.

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Debate Round No. 1
Lazy_Lipids

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ChristopherCaldwell 1 year ago
ChristopherCaldwell
Sorry guys I was offline for a while. Had fun though!
Posted by Lazy_Lipids 2 years ago
Lazy_Lipids
Well...yeah. But I was too lazy to read and put up my words for the whole discussion. Sorry. I'll keep that mind for further posts. >:D
Posted by dsjpk5 2 years ago
dsjpk5
You really shouldn't plagiarize.
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