What is net neutrality and why should you care? | iMore
At its core, net neutrality is the principle and belief that internet service providers (ISPs) should give customers access to all content, applications, and information available online without favoring or blocking any organization or website in particular (here in Canada, one ISP, Telus, went so far as to block labor union blogs during an employee strike — so not neutral). Basically, net neutrality is free speech for the internet.This isn’t just relegated to content, however, and also includes internet speeds. ISPs have the ability to throttle speeds for certain protocols and actions online that may influence your browsing or make certain things more difficult. In a rather sneaky move, providers can tell what type of traffic you produce and throttle you if you’re eating into your neighborhood’s bandwidth.
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