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Open & Decentralized Web - Net Neutrality: Main

Discussion starter for the subject of net neutrality and freedom of open web

What is net neutrality and open web?

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the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

What is net neutrality?

To put it plainly, net neutrality is the ideal that all traffic on the internet—no matter what it is—deserves the same level of priority. Nothing can be throttled, given priority, blocked, or otherwise interfered with, which means it's on internet service providers to treat traffic fairly. In order to ensure that they do, proponents say, the government needs to regulate the internet.

Tech Republic 2017

What is an 'Open Internet'?

Sometimes referred to as "net neutrality," "Internet freedom" or the "open Internet," these rules protect your ability to go where you want when you want online. Broadband service providers cannot block or deliberately slow speeds for internet services or apps, favor some internet traffic in exchange for consideration, or engage in other practices that harm internet openness.

Federal Communication Commission

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