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Open internet activists are worried the FCC will overturn net neutrality under Donald Trump's administration. Activists argue the Internet should be open to everyone. Since the Internet is as essential as phone lines and power, it should be regulated like a utility. Opponents of net neutrality argue service providers (ISPs) should compete against each other. Competition would lead to better services and products for the consumer. What do you think? Vote now!

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The Internet has never truly been neutral and in fact, the services which violated neutrality were actually good for consumers. 

These are joined by hosting and content delivery network (CDN) arrangements, under which ISPs let companies attach their servers directly to the ISP network to ensure low latency, high bandwidth access to customers—for a fee.
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Netflix performance on both Comcast and Verizon has suffered because these connections have become congested. The ISPs want Netflix (or the providers that Netflix uses) to pay to upgrade those congested connections or pay to colocate CDN servers within the ISP networks. Netflix cried foul and complained, but it ultimately capitulated, agreeing to pay both Comcast and Verizon.
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This issue has been seized on by net neutrality advocates. Although the Internet has long had paid agreements of this kind, and has thrived in their presence, there has been concern that this situation is in some sense a violation of net neutrality—it functions as a kind of paid prioritization.

Competition would ultimately lead to a better internet for the consumer. 

Competition works, and competition sidesteps the difficulties of drawing up the right regulations to ensure neutrality. In a competitive market, the root cause of poor performance doesn't really matter. Regulators don't need to concern themselves with the difference between prioritization on the ISP's network and congestion at the edge of the ISP's network. Market pressure alone will penalize ISPs that suffer poor performance and promote those that do not. Even if some ISPs choose to engage in non-neutral behavior, Internet users will have alternatives that do not.
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Opponents point to what has happened to telephone services to show what over-regulating the Internet could do.

The FCC and its supporters need only to review the recent history of the communications industry itself to see the mismatch between the Internet and a public utility. As the computing revolution exploded elsewhere, basic telephone service limped along for decades, with high (regulated) prices and poor (regulated) service. Prior to deregulation after the breakup of the Bell system, getting a second phone line could take years; simple information services, including caller ID and call forwarding, took decades to win approval from regulators.
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Unable to respond quickly if at all to the better and cheaper networking technology of the Internet, what’s left of the analog phone network is now wheezing into extinction, with as many as 85 percent of U.S. households having already cut the cord.
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This page explains why an open Internet is in everyone's interest. 

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More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here's a big reason we've seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That's a principle known as "net neutrality" — and it says that an entrepreneur's fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student's blog shouldn't be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.
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Here's why people oppose net neutrality. 

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Here's why people are in favor of net neutrality. 

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