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divyansh1302
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The Contender
ax123man
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net neutrality

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ax123man
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/13/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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divyansh1302

Pro

Net neutrality is very important for the nation, as it does not allow bigger companies like Google or ebay to make their network faster and slow down other smaller networks
ax123man

Con

I accept.

I will provide one clarification and then post my first arguments and rebuttals in round 2.

Net neutrality: this is the idea that ISP's (internet service providers) like Comcast should not give preferential treatment to any specific traffic on their network.

Debate Round No. 1
divyansh1302

Pro

divyansh1302 forfeited this round.
ax123man

Con

Well, that's unfortunate.

ISP's should be able to control network speed and charge accordingly. The bandwidth on the ISP's networks is limited. The only way to control access to a limited resource and balance supply and demand is to allow for the formation of free market prices. Our internet networks are a bit like the highways we drive on. The reason that some roads are extremely over-used and others are only lightly used is that the government controls the funding and construction of roads. They're a "pulblic" resource. Supply and demand is out of balance:



So, unless you want your cat videos to take the same time to download as your commute to downtown L.A., vote Con to net neutrality.
Debate Round No. 2
divyansh1302

Pro

divyansh1302 forfeited this round.
ax123man

Con

Don't slow down my cat videos! Vote con!
Debate Round No. 3
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