Friday, February 1, 2008

Save the Internet : Fighting for Internet Freedom

What is this about?

When we log onto the Internet, we take a lot for granted. We assume we'll be able to access any Web site we want, whenever we want, at the fastest speed, whether it's a corporate or mom-and-pop site. We assume that we can use any service we like ? watching online video, listening to podcasts, sending instant messages ? anytime we choose.

What makes all these assumptions possible is Network Neutrality.

What is Network Neutrality?

Net Neutrality means no discrimination. Net Neutrality prevents Internet providers from speeding up or slowing down Web content based on its source, ownership or destination.

Net Neutrality is the reason why the Internet has driven economic innovation, democratic participation, and free speech online. It protects the consumer's right to use any equipment, content, application or service on a non-discriminatory basis without interference from the network provider. With Net Neutrality, the network's only job is to move data ? not choose which data to privilege with higher quality service.

Source, savetheinternet.com

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