The pros and cons of net neutrality explained

Network neutrality - the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally - has its advantages and disadvantages explains MyBroadband's Jan Vermeulen.

There is a fight to have net neutrality scrapped in the US.

Vermeulen explains that the monopoly of internet service providers and content companies will likely lead to anti-competitive behaviour which would negatively affect American internet users.

The principle of net neutrality is that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally, whether you're making a phonecall or browsing a website.

Jan Vermeulen, Technology Editor at MyBroadband

Listen to him explain the threats and opportunities:


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