During the last few months there has been a lot of debate on whether the flow of information on the internet should be treated the same. Net neutrality is a concept where all of the data on the internet is treated the same, without any changes coming from the internet service provider. Advocates of net neutrality argue that this is the only way to ensure that the internet stays as a place where companies can remain competitive. Without net neutrality, internet service providers would be able to charge certain companies more than others, creating an imbalance and unfair internet which Gianfrancesco Genoso agrees with.
Recently, advocates of net neutrality have discovered that many of the people who are in charge of regulating the internet have actually invested a sizable amount of money in those companies. The investing of congress into any company is a tricky issue, as many times congressmen have knowledge about those companies that the general public does not. Surprisingly, it is actually perfectly legal for congress to invest in a company that they regulate. Many people argue that this creates an obvious conflict of interest, as the regulators would be more worried about the performance of the company rather than actually regulating the company.
Whatever the case may be, people are becoming increasingly aware of the government’s involvement with the communications industry. This is sure to be a hot issue for a long time.