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What is Net neutrality? Godzilla helps explainCNET's Bridget Carey toys around with a simple explanation of Net neutrality.
Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally when it's delivered to you on whichever device you want to use. To demonstrate why this matters, we shall use an analogy. G. This car is a website on the Information Super Highway. All these cars should travel at the same speed to get to you. Some cars are bigger than others, like Netflix is a monster truck of video, but. internet service provider giants like Verizilla. Wants to set up his toll booth to charge websites to travel to you faster. But I need to be fast. Monster truck Netflix has the money to pay the toll to make sure its video gets to you faster with less buffer. Some of these cars don't feel as fair to have another website cut ahead with an express lane. That's not fair. And if Netflix trucks have to pay a fee to go faster, they may charge you more. But in comes the FCC, the American agency that oversees telecom companies and big cable, and hasn't done much regulating on internet providers. But the FCC could grow its powers and require tighter regulations on internet providers and even demolish the toll booth. And the Verizilla will fight back with their fiery lawyer threats because they don't want the FCC policies to choke off innovation [NOISE]. That's basically net neutrality. [MUSIC]