Google, Netflix and Others Fighting For Open and Fair Internet
As of right now, there are attempts to prevent certain other entities to offer and provide internet service. This is a problem because it brings forth a monopoly. When there is a monopoly, then this means that a company can do what it wants with its services. As of right now, net neutrality is threatened. Fortunately, there are a ton of people that are going to work as hard as they can to prevent net neutrality from coming to an end. Google and Netflix are among the large companies that are in opposition to the proposal to bring to end net-neutrality.
As of right now, they are fighting for Virginia. There is a legislation that is proposed called the Virginia Broadband Deployment Act. This act is designed to keep municipal broadband companies from being able to offer services except for in limited capacity. This type of deal will make it not only hard for other companies to offer services, but will also maintain the monopoly on internet service. For one thing, net neutrality makes sure that people are able to choose from better services. Therefore, companies would have to work hard to provide the best services for the customer.
These are some rather troubling times for the internet. There is the possibility that there is going to be online censorship. What is now a free source of media where any type of information can be posted is soon to be a place where only select pieces of information from select sources can be accessed. With net neutrality gone, this could potentially result in a lot of sites that would’ve been easily accessed being shut down or losing views. There might be the opportunity to pay for faster speeds. However, the loss of net neutrality could mean other forms of restrictions as well. One of the most sobering facts these days is that fairness, justice and human rights are always going to be fought for because there is always someone that is looking to take those away.