This Monday, President Obama gave strict orders to his administration about open and free Internet. He called a meeting to discuss the strict policy of so-called net neutrality and discussed about opposing deals in which various content providers like Netflix would also pay huge sums to broadband companies for better and faster access of internet to their customers.
The president’s proposal is very consistent with his never-ending support for rules that seek to prevent telephone and cable companies from offering special access to some content providers. Moreover, the statement posted online on Monday said that this proposal is the direct effort by the Mr. Obama to influence the idea of Internet’s future for coming generations.
In his statement and a video uploaded on the White House’s website, Mr. Obama pressured the Federal Communications Commission to follow the stringent set of neutrality rules possible and to treat consumer broadband services as the utmost priority, similar to power and telephone companies.
Mr. Barrack Obama wrote in his statement, “We cannot allow Internet service providers to restrict the best access or to pick winners or losers in the internet marketplace for their ideas and services”.
President also said that new rules under consideration by the F.C.C. should follow the several key principles like,
- No website or service should be blocked by an Internet service provider
- No content should be purposefully slowed, spurned, or sped upon.
- There should be total transparency about where traffic is being routed.
Earlier this year, Netflix signed a deal with Comcast under which it will pay Comcast for a direct connection into its internet and broadband network, so that subscribers experience fewer problems in viewing Netflix’s videos, even while streaming.
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