Consider this, content providers already pay for bandwidth every time someone downloads content off their servers -- this is how their network service provider collects revenue for services rendered. The cable and telephone companies want the content providers to pay them again for their content to travel over their network to your home or business, which you have already paid for too. Many folks also believe that without net neutrality, network discrimination would slow economic growth and innovation. Net Neutrality advocates include Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and IAC/InterActiveCorp.
The telcos, cable companies, and other advocates against Net Neutrality present three arguments:
- Through increased revenue that the carrier would gain, the funds would be put towards growing their network infrastructure.
- It provides a way to counter bandwidth congestion.
- For Net Neutrality to work, it would require government intervention, which is not good for anyone.
Some of my resources included Wikipedia and Free Press.