Review at least 1 academically reviewed article on Net Neutrality (no blogs, wiki’s etc.). Summarize the article in your own words!
Based on your article reviews and the assigned reading, discuss how net neutrality will affect data networks and the availability of information to businesses. Do you believe net neutrality will lead to IT efficiency? Why or why not?
Significant post (main post) should be at least 300 words and require some information from the text, academically reviewed papers, some significant commentary that requires knowledge of the subject matter, a web link to an article or other source in order to be accepted
Significant posts on all your responses to your classmates’ posts should be at least 150 words and require some information from the text, academically reviewed paper, some significant commentary that requires knowledge of the subject matter, a web link to an article or other source in order to be accepted.
Provide appropriate APA in-text citations and references.
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Net Neutrality: The Technical Side of the Debate: A White Paper by Jon Crowcroft
This article explores many basics of the network and gives a glimpse into IP evolving into something so much greater. Mr. Crowcroft believes that wireless network grouping is a joke and there is no use of experts to work on front-end by giving priority services. He also points out that when using a cellphone, it costs more to send voice calls than using GSM, considering it is cheaper. There is a lot of resistance from legacy service providers towards the pressure coming from cell network providers. In regard to the Universal IP Service, nowadays it is not as universal when it comes to core connectivity services. There is competition in between many ISPs and they have used techniques to gain more audience by offering better tools and lower prices but in the light of economy, Mr. Crowcroft questions his audience where it is fair in the field of net neutrality to draw the line and define IP. He states the following neutralities:
· Connectivity Neutrality as “w.r.t end to end to end service at each layer”
· Performance Neutrality for SLAs in a measurable, comprehensible and transparent manner
· Service Neutrality for “new net services multihome, multicast, mobility” to differentiate until it becomes identical
· Cross Layer Neutrality shows the process behind the coming togetherness of services and allowing consumers to pick their choice
Court Upholds Net Neutrality Repeal, With Some Caveats
Federal Communications Commission had a strong hold on state governments and local governments by denying them to set their own net neutrality rules. This was until it was voted to deregulate the tight regulations companies had on consumers. This will derive more innovative ideas and prosper US economy with broad and open internet connection. The F.C.C made the decision to provide consumers with free internet and not blocking any website from being accessed and put a halt to internet being treated as a utility. However, there are concerns the appeal court asked to reconsider such as the technique of low-income customers’ subsidies being handled. Additionally, there needs to be proper management of internet infrastructure now that consumers are struggling in accessing online content. There are pros and cons to this appeal court’s decision over net neutrality and in both ways the community including businesses are impacted greatly.
Crowcroft, J. (2007). Net neutrality. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 37(1), 49-56. doi:10.1145/1198255.1198263
Mccabe, D. (2019, October 01). Court Upholds Net Neutrality Repeal, With Some Caveats. Retrieved May 27, 2020, from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/technology/net-neutrality-repeal-broadband.html
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Article Summary-Balanced Policy of Net neutrality
Net neutrality is the criterion that admits a variety of data traffic without any bias. Users can access all types of functionalities with equal likelihood. Different service engineers build favoritism of the data packet flow to gain massive profits. Such disputes cause the unavailability of assets to numerous consumers. The research exposes the privileges and challenges by accomplishing net impartiality (Peha, 2006). Besides this, it presents a balanced policy to overcome a few hazardous traditions with net neutrality.
Under this standard, operators can provide the following benefits to the consumers.
· Extending quality of service for prioritized data flow.
· Implementation of charge rules on consumers based on the significance of obliged service.
· Operators can restrict suspicious traffic to enhance the security of customer actions.
· Operators can propose innovative assets to clients to enhance their competitive spirit in the market.
The policy includes the following limitations to mitigate the human inconvenience.
· One should not pose different charges on users with equal QoS.
· One cannot change charge rules, whoever the user is (consumer/operator).
· Operators should not block any service without strong reasons for security concerns.
· Operators must not alter the quality based on the composition of the traffic.
Due to the advancement in computer science, the grid operators are capable of discriminating data services concerning receiver, sender, devices, and others. Effective strategies must get developed that aid the advancement of user benefits and discourage the risks of discriminations. On that account, one can improvise the essence of service along with reasonable profits in the competitive market (Shrimali, 2008).
Impact on IT business efficiency
Net neutrality offers equal data services to both the minor and major-scale firms. Absence of this feature might break small-scale business which cannot sustain overpriced assets. Besides the deals from service operators, organizational website functionalities might face overprices due to the attributes of speed and data partiality. Demand for regular data plans goes down due to the provision of unlimited access provided by net neutrality (8 ways the end of net neutrality may affect IT departments, 2018).
Improved feasibility has risen the volume of data in/outflow that pushed fee entertainment assets to passive mode. Due to the integration of balanced policies, ISPs are culpable to check the risks of data flow. It leads to the privacy solicitudes of business holders while dealing with sensitive data. It aids in the expansion of networks by increasing the accessibility of users. Like so, the net neutrality technology enhances the efficiency if IT business with considerable limitations.
Peha, J. M. (2006, August). The benefits and risks of mandating network neutrality, and the quest for a balanced policy. TPRC.
Shrimali, G. (2008). Surplus extraction by network providers: Implications for net neutrality and innovation. Telecommunications Policy, 32(8), 545-558.
8 ways the end of net neutrality may affect IT departments. (2018, February 8). Retrieved from https://www.techrepublic.com/article/8-ways-the-end-of-net-neutrality-may-affect-it-departments/