April 2, 2015
Last month, the FCC approved net neutrality rules, maintaining the much-debated “open Internet” principle.
On one hand, supporters of net neutrality believe that all online content should be equally accessible, meaning that no websites or online services should be faster or slower as a result of special deals with internet service providers. Theoretically, this will protect content-based companies from unfair prices and consumers from slow speeds.
Alternatively, though eliminating an equal internet would undoubtedly change our online experience, opponents of net neutrality say that the Title II designations will stifle innovation in broadband (for a deeper look into Title II, see How FCC Regulations Could Change the Internet).
With that in mind, check out this informative graphic, created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program.
The infographic outlines past investments in broadband and compares the United States’s broadband service to similar services internationally. In addition, the infographic delves into a brief history of net neutrality.*