Why Net Neutrality is Vital To Productive Society
By Chongchen Saelee
SMDH. I really hope the FCC doesn’t regulate the Internet and let the greedy Internet companies get more power. For those who don’t know what “net neutrality” is, it means that anyone with an Internet connection should be able to access any and all information on the Internet without limitations such as censoring content, transfer speeds, special treatment between content providers, etc. In the case of pursuit of knowledge and free speech, I think it’s incredibly important to have net neutrality.
The reason this has been controversial lately is because there is a political ulterior motive involved. It’s not that people are getting free Internet and 11-year-olds are making pipe bombs and blowing up their schools. People already are paying their Internet Service Providers (ISP) for access to the Internet already. So all this bullshit about how companies now want to control the actual bandwidth of transfer for customers willing to pay more for special treatment, or to give content providers preferential treatment to stream faster content, just sounds like money grabbing bullshit. The payment system already exists for us where we can buy into the Internet via different bandwidth speeds. So I don’t know what these greedy Internet companies want other than more money.
So the only thing left is the ulterior motive of controlling “information”. And that’s political. Once that information is controlled, then we’ve now become a country that is living under lock and key. And that’s going to be incredibly frightening. If this is a CIA or NSA operation to lock down the Internet, then they should know better. If they truly had any intelligence, they wouldn’t be putting any of their government secrets and important stuff onto the Internet anyway.
And I think that’s the problem with the way human intelligence thinks. They still need the Internet for their operations, but they also shoot themselves in the foot by regulating it. At some point, freedom really is about being free. There are no such things as freedom isn’t free. If it’s not free, then what is it?