Monday, June 30, 2014

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality means that internet service providers (ISP) do not discriminate what type of data would pass on a higher priority through the network.

A simple explanation video about Net Neutrality:

A more animated explanation:

The concept of Net Neutrality is not new. Some said that this concept is as old as the age of telegraph, on that type of network transporting data. 

End to End Principle say that intelligent decisions like that must be implemented to end points to application layer in the OSI model, not so in the middle of the network. ISPs should only take decisions just at the network layer (layer 3) and lower layers in the OSI model, and not at higher layers by deep inspecting packets of data. But on the other hand, medical services might have to have priority. And there large amount of data that might not be so useful and needs a lot of bandwidth like BitTorrent, video games and high quality videos.

Net Neutrality might make things more complicated if considering all peering agreements between ISPs.

Internet was not always neutral.

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