Net-neutrality definition

The principle that the cost of Internet access should not be sensitive to the nature of the content. As Internet content has become increasingly stream-oriented and bandwidth-intensive, the demands on the network for bandwidth and congestion management have become more pronounced. Service providers have responded with increased bandwidth and various quality of service (QoS) mechanisms that prioritize various traffic types, such as audio, video, and voice. Net neutralists oppose price differentials associated with prioritized traffic types. Those opposed suggest that neutrality will discourage innovation and investment. See also bandwidth, congestion, Internet, QoS, and stream-oriented.
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Alternative form of network neutrality.
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