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Read the news Indian government has approved net neutrality and Canada also has strict laws net neutrality. What do these news mean? How should it affect common people?

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Net neutrality basically means that every single data that goes on the web should receive the same kind of treatment when it comes to speed.

If net neutrality is "broken" internet companies will have the right to make your video straeaming (for example) slower. Right now many countries treat every single data with the same speed.

There are no pros for us, common people. The cons would be that we would pay for a service and the internet companies would choode the speed they send the content to us, making life hard for those who like to play online, watch netflix and so on.
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answered by (900 points) 1 3 12
Net neutrality is actually super important, and definitely something you want to have. It basically means that you have the ability to surf the web and go on any website you want without having to pay a fee. Furthermore, it means that companies can't slow down or speed up your internet to beat out the competition. Here's an example of what would happen if there wasn't net neutrality:

Let's say that Verizon has a messaging app that's on the appstore. Then, Google comes out with a messaging app that competes with Verizon's. Without net neutrality, Verizon can slow the Google messaging app on Verizon user's phones, so that they stop using the Google app. This means that companies will have the ability to sabotage each other and control their consumers. Yahoo sees this, and teams up with Verizon. So Verizon slows down Gmail and the Google search engine, and forces you to pay them money whenever you try and search something on Google. Clearly, this will make their customers want to go on other search engines (like Yahoo!)

Clearly, that isn't right or fair, so it's important to have net neutrality.

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