For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past six months, there has been a concept going around (in the USA) by companies like AT&T Belll that web servers who pay more money will be given higher bandwidth so that the page loads faster while those who do not pay will have to wait a lot in order to access a web site. This idea is completely proposterous because the whole concept of the Internet is to have a free sharing of information. If someone has to pay money to access anything, quicker than what is the point of going on the Net at all. We will become slaves to the companies, which, I say is more or less like extortion (not in the true sense of the word). There are several small and poor people who manage to write blogs like mine to show the world, the conditions of their lives, share new ideas, develop theories and so on. All this would be shattered in an instant, because lets face it, no one wants to wait for thirty minutes just to look up something (unless you have lots of free time). I am a big supporter for Net Neurality and I hope that those in power can also realize its importance.
The Necessity Of Net Neutrality May 12, 2006