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ERIC Number: EJ822255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-14
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
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Cesarini, Paul
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n12 pB13 Nov 2008
What is network neutrality? The basic premise is that people should have the right to access online, in a free and unfettered manner, any type of content that is not illegal, based on the predetermined speed they are paying their Internet-service provider (ISP) for each month. That is, with network neutrality, the content becomes irrelevant. The network "pipes" coming into homes are--or at least should be--"dumb," unaware of the types of data they carry. A frequent mantra among network-neutrality advocates sums it up as: "All bits are created equal." In this article, the author contends that formalizing net neutrality through regulation is essential to keeping the Internet from becoming compartmentalized by competing media interests.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A