Internet Capacity, Network Traffic and Net Neutrality{2}

by Marco M
“Internet Capacity, Network Traffic
And Net Neutrality”

Some of the challenges facing the Internet, users and providers, are the ability to improve and expand the current infrastructure. Studies have shown that the Internet is reaching a critical point where demand is out pacing supply; consequently, the service providers need to work harder and quicker to keep-up with Internet growth by implementing faster and more efficient equipment, such as routers and fiber optics just to mention a few, so Internet traffic can continue to flow adequately. Another very important issue, right now, is Net Neutrality; this concerns Internet usage for individuals and organizations of all types, “In 2007, Comcast tried to control traffic over their network”; however, “The Federal Communications commission (FCC), by a 3-2 vote, determined that the move by Comcast was illegal”. Large service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Google, amongst others, are trying to unilaterally decide who they want to give preferential content treatment, just as Comcast did in 2007, therefore, that those companies would give traffic priority to those companies who pay more to the Service Providers and as a result of that practice, consumers would be force to limited choices and false advertisement.

In my opinion, service provider have the responsibility to upgrade their networks and keep the content as is right now, with no preferences based on who pays more to the Service Provider companies, currently, content in Google and all other search engines is based on number of request for particular content, not who pays more. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should stop Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and all other that want to make profit based on restrictions to all of us, the customer, otherwise, we will all lose.


Internet Capacity, Network Traffic And Net Neutrality, Rose, Chris International Journal of Management and Information Systems; Fourth Quarter 2010; 14, 5; ABI/INFORM Complete pg. 9,