Cam2cam room xxx - The benefits and risks of mandating network neutrality

The hope is that in doing so, some of the more egregious omissions of the importance of stakeholder literacy will be addressed and that this will help to move along the debate toward a more meritocratic solution.In order to understand the role of stakeholder literacy in the network neutrality debate and how it relates to stakeholder rights and options on the Internet, we first examine the history of the issue at hand.

This led to Internet service providers being able to determine, using deep packet inspection, what types of content were using what amounts of available bandwidth.

Once this was known, it was only a matter of time before an attempt would be made to generate revenue from this discovery.

This paper will attempt to shed some light upon the issue of network neutrality mainly from the perspective of stakeholder literacy.

We then apply this understanding to the determination of stakeholder rights and options on the Internet.

The basic idea of network neutrality existed before its application to the Internet-based debate we see today.

In essence it has existed since the age of the telegraph.This defining section of the paper encompasses many differing viewpoints which, while not a focus of this paper, will be briefly discussed in order to frame the subject of this paper properly.Each of these viewpoints revolves around the issue of content discrimination in a marketplace that has been enabled to do so and seeks to do so for revenue gain opportunities.Much has been said about the potential benefits and harms to service providers, content providers and content consumers from both regulation and non-regulation of the Internet (Wu, 2004).This conversation, since Timothy Wu created the label “network neutrality” in 2003, is known as the network neutrality debate (Wu, 2003).Almon Brown Stowger, in 1888 invented his automatic telephone exchange in response to non-neutral telephone operators who routinely redirected his client’s calls to one of his competitors in a bid to put him out of business (Bray, 1995).

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