Net Neutrality as a Regular User


The Internet plays a pivotal role not just as a platform, but as a catalyst for innovation, financial growth, and democracy.Net Neutrality according to www.fcc.gov is having an open Internet which means that consumers can go where they want, when they   want. In other words ISP would treat all data that travels over their networks equally as opposed to allowing some internet providers to providing better access to some websites that pay a fee to reach users faster. This would in turn mean that new websites that can’t afford expensive fees for better service will face new barriers to success, leaving users with fewer options and a less diverse internet.

Net Neutrality has a couple of stakeholders which include; Whether the Internet is neutral or not has serious implications for Internet service providers (ISPs), businesses operating online, governments, and civil society.

The Stakeholders against Net Neutrality which in this case would be the ISP’s argue that, as owners of the networks, they should be able to control and maintain their networks in any manner they wish. ISPs believe they should be able to recoup expensive investments in broadband networks by charging customers differently based on level of service and by seeking opportunities to obtain revenue from broadband intensive application, service, and content. Ultimately, the business model adopted by ISPs involves large investments in networks, and as a consequence, the case is made that the ISPs should have the right to make independent decisions about the direction of their industry without interference. Another counter argument ISPs present suggests that avoiding net neutrality would actually encourage competition and innovation. That is, innovation can take place on the network itself in the form of distributed content delivery, integrated voice/video/data platforms, and advanced quality of service.

A regular internet user, I am in favor of Net Neutrality, because it would eliminate fast lane type internet where the user would be relegated to a second-class information highway, with slower speeds, than favored customers (those willing to pay premiums or purchasing services directly from the ISP providing the bandwidth), or, facing higher costs for the things they buy as corporate customers pass on to their customers the extra costs of joining the “fast lane”

 

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HAPPY 40TH ETHERNET!!!!


TODAY MAY 22 MARKS 40 YEARS OF ETHERNET A REMARKABLE TECHNOLOGY THAT MADE NETWORKING SOOO MUCH EASIER

 

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Ethernet,A little known innovation that was conceived   Bob Metcalfe at Xerox PARC.

Ethernet revolutionised Networking we know of Today…

Ethernet was commercially introduced in 1980 and standardized in 1985 as IEEE 802.3. Ethernet has largely replaced competing wired LAN technologies.

The Ethernet standards comprise several wiring and signaling variants of the OSI physical layer in use with Ethernet. The original 10BASE5 Ethernet used coaxial cable as a shared medium. Later the coaxial cables were replaced by twisted pair and fiber optic links in conjunction with hubs or switches. Data rates were periodically increased from the original 10 megabits per second to 100 gigabits per second.

Systems communicating over Ethernet divide a stream of data into shorter pieces called frames. Each frame contains source and destination addresses and error-checking data so that damaged data can be detected and re-transmitted. As per the OSI model Ethernet provides services up to and including the data link layer.

Since its commercial release, Ethernet has retained a good degree of compatibility. Features such as the 48-bit MAC address and Ethernet frame format have influenced other networking protocols.