Blumenthal, Paul. “What Net Neutrality Really Means For You (And For Us).” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 26 Dec. 2017, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/net-neutrality-good-bad_us_5a396d07e4b0860bf4ab9e6f.
Background: Without Net Neutrality, internet providers cause force us to use their favorite social media and other cites similar. They can block all websites that they don’t agree with forcing people to use the internet provider’s preferred cites. They forced consumers into these “walled gardens” as described in the article since we are not aloud to choose what our preferred website is.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use this article to help show the affects of no Net Neutrality. It forces people to stick with one or two sources that the provider has “selected” for them.
Collins, Keith. “Net Neutrality Has Officially Been Repealed. Here’s How That Could Affect You.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 11 June 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/technology/net-neutrality-repeal.html
Background: When Net Neutrality was first put into place it, they got rid of some rules that were put into place before it. One of those being that companies can not block websites or apps that they do not like. Another one being they are not aloud to throttle service speeds, there for everyone has equal internet speed when looking up information. Finally they cannot prioritize the people who pay more to make their internet speeds faster, therefore the poor and rich have equal speed.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use it to show how without Net Neutrality, companies will run the internet we use. They will abuse their powers and make everyone suffer but using what they want to use and pay more for better internet.
Donnelly, G. (n.d.). What Net Neutrality Means for You and Your Time Online. Retrieved November 29, 2018, from http://fortune.com/2017/11/21/what-net-neutrality-means-for-you/
Background: The countries that do not have Net Neutrality such as South Korea, China, Japan and many more suffer because of it. Without Net Neutrality, Internet Providers are able to make you pay for each individual thing you want to do. Meaning if you want video, e-mail, gaming, and social media you have to pay each separately causing it to be more expensive. Where as with Net Neutrality you could pay everything together in one sum.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use this to help enforce the fact that without Net Neutrality, not everyone could afford to pay things separately. Bundles with Net Neutrality help reduce prices so they are much more affordable to everyone.
Finley, Klint. “FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students.” Wired, Conde Nast, 12 Dec. 2017, www.wired.com/story/fcc-plan-to-kill-net-neutrality-rules-could-hurt-students/.
Background: This article follows the story of a girl named Nichole Williams and how video plays a big part in her career. Video is her way of education with a one-on-one mentors and with Net Neutrality around she is able to do that. Without Net Neutrality it would be ruined because it would be more expensive and internet providers would throttle her fast lane because she doesn’t have the money to spend it on things like that.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use this to show a real life example on how Net Neutrality allows people to connect with others online. Without it many peoples’ lives will fall apart such as Nichole Williams.
Finley, Klint. “Here’s How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet.” Wired, Conde Nast, 6 Mar. 2018, www.wired.com/story/heres-how-the-end-of-net-neutrality-will-change-the-internet/.
Background: The fall of Net Neutrality means the fall of smaller companies. Smaller companies like Discord, even though it is very popular it is smaller than the larger companies. Therefore causing the small company such as Discord to fall and go bankrupt because it doesn’t have the funds to pay for things such as throttled internet speeds and fast lanes. Though some major comapnies such as Comcast claim they will not throttle speeds or block websites as long as they are lawful.
How I plan to use it: To show how smaller companies will die out even though they are more popular than these much larger money giants. With small companies falling, it causes the bigger companies to become even bigger therefor less and less companies to compete against.
Hathaway, Jesse. “Ending Net Neutrality Will Save the Internet, Not Destroy It.” Fox News, FOX News Network, www.foxnews.com/opinion/ending-net-neutrality-will-save-the-internet-not-destroy-it.
Background: Service providers are actually on our sides and say they don’t want to known for having “slow service” or being “anti-free-speech.” The internet was fine up until 2015 when they first introduced Net Neutrality, so now why of a sudden is it a bad thing that people want to go back. Net Neutrality was made to give more power to the federal government over the internet.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use this article to help with my rebuttal argument showing that some companies are not going to do what people say they are. They are not going to ruin the internet experience for you and it makes you think about who is telling the truth about Net Neutrality.
Kasana, Mehreen. “Here’s How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Change The Way You Use The Internet.” Bustle, Bustle, 13 Nov. 2018, www.bustle.com/p/how-does-net-neutrality-affect-you-your-internet-habits-could-change-dramatically-7542713.
Background: Repealing Net Neutrality causes companies to become money hungry. Making people pay for better internet speed and not bundling up packages making things more expensive. With Net Neutrality, it allows user to connect and communicate feely for the most part with limitations or inhibitions. If it was repealed people would buy things based on their needs but for someone who needs to use all of them such as teachers and journalists. The prices become very expensive that most would not be able to afford.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use it to show how jobs would suffer without Net Neutrality since some jobs require all the packages. With that, there would be less creativity on the internet because people have to pick and choose what they want.
Curtis, Joe. “The pros and cons of net neutrality.” (1970, July 31). Retrieved November 29, 2018, from https://www.itpro.co.uk/strategy/28115/the-pros-and-cons-of-net-neutrality
Background: Net Neutrality helps the internet and it can also hurt the internet at the same time. With it people are aloud to express themselves without any worries. Without Net Neutrality, the website you were gonna post on could possibly be blocked by your internet provider. With Net Neutrality also comes to the negative side of things like internet providers not being able to block age-sensitive sites. While there are ways for parents to restrict them, children always find a way around them.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use both sides of the argument with this article, the pros and cons of Net Neutrality.. Net Neutrality is good in some areas such as not being able to block sites but they’re also not aloud to block age-sensitive sites that some people shouldn’t be aloud to access.
Ramirez, M. (n.d.). Pros And Cons Of Net Neutrality. Retrieved November 30, 2018, from https://www.hercampus.com/school/regent/pros-and-cons-net-neutrality
Background: For every pro of Net Neutrality, there is a con to go with it. Not everything is perfect and Net Neutrality is one of those things that have many holes in it’s system that some people don’t see. Things such as that it is bad for the Internet Provider to give things to cheaper then they want because it forces them to make less profit.
How I plan to use it: I plan to use it to help with my Rebuttal and to show that Net Neutrality no matter how perfect we think it is, still has some flaws in its plan.
Tylt, The. “Is the Death of Net Neutrality Actually Good for the Internet?” The Tylt, thetylt.com/politics/net-neutrality-end-good-for-internet.
Background: Ajit Pai is one of the main people who want to repeal Net Neutrality saying he supports free and open internet. He says that getting rid of it would actually “…protect consumers and promote better, faster internet access and more competition.” Pay goes on to say that Net Neutrality actually hurts smaller companies and if it was repealed would actually create more competition and allow for more choices for the consumer.
How I plan to use it: To assist in my Rebuttal argument to show that if Net Neutrality was repealed it would actually help. To show how smaller companies will grow and become in the talks as “best service provider” and consumers would have more providers to choose from.