All the conversations and articles being written about so-called Net Neutrality have missed an important piece of the puzzle.
A very good example about Net Neutrality was published by Bloomberg. It gives a general overview from a US perspective - Tim Wu, a law professor and author, argued that no authority should be able to decide what kind of information was and was not allowed on the Internet.
To a certain degree governments control access via who controls and follows specific rules and regulations. Blocking access has nothing to do with neutrality in countries where censorship does the job.
I am certain many of you have headed over to YouTube to watch a film only to find it is blocked. Yet at another video website the same film is available to view. Someone is responsible for blocking on one website while the other is open.
How much Internet access can people Buy?
Everyone needs an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to connect devices in order to use the Internet. This is the beginning of a price scale allowing you access based on what you can afford to pay. Depending on how many people will be using the Internet most plans begin with download/upload speed, amount of data, how many devices and WiFi availability. Prices rise rapidly when ordering a top level plan.
You better get ready for higher pricing, into the hundreds of dollars per month, for an array of TV including some Internet based movie channels.Your picture quality depends on your TV, computer, mobile device and whatever else you have in your electronic cabinet.
Here comes the Kicker
Everything you paid for includes a dense market filled with advertising. It is the purist meaning of the word propaganda. The dissemination of targeted information with the sole purpose to keep your values in line with a given market place.
The more data you and your household uses the cost increases while the quality decreases. Add up the number of television screens, cell phones, computers, printers, laptops and tablets you have purchased over a 2 to 3 year time frame. You already know they are obsolete and will need replacing. That information is repeatedly fired at you daily by the same corporations who sold you the obsolete goods. Have you tested or know the cost of electricity to keep all of the devices running?
One question for you as this so-called Net Neutrality saga goes from one extreme to another. What do you really want from the Internet?