First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Cristian CoronaFollow

Mentor/s

Stiltner, Prof. Brian & Deschenes, Prof. Suzanne M.

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

The repeal of net neutrality regulation in the U.S. could result in the suppression of important information on the internet and reduce competition while the continuance of net neutrality could develop a digital divide among internet users. Net neutrality regulations aim to promote a free internet where internet service providers (ISP) are not allowed to influence content from content service providers (CSP) for their own financial interests. However, these regulations would cost the ISPs and consumers more money, since ISPs could no longer prioritize certain content, consequently increasing their cost of maintenance to handle the increase in traffic. Populations in rural areas, people of color, and low-income families could no longer have access to the internet as a result of the increase in internet prices and costs from the ISPs.

There are still some positives that come from net neutrality, such as improved competition among CSPs and no financially driven decisions to suppress information. With ISPs regulated, CSPs can not pay more to have their data exposed over others. This will help create exposure and access to information from different CSPs, such as academic journals, resources, and other forms of media. In terms of education, especially in the medical field where large pharmaceutical companies can pay more to promote their research over other unethically, people will have a less polarized and less ISP-influenced experience on the internet.

College and Major available

Exercise Science BS

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Cristian Corona:

Major: Exercise Science, Honors student

Year of graduation: 2021

Honorable Mention, Best Multidisciplinary Research or Collaboration 2021 award.

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Significance of Net Neutrality on Education and Health Care

Digital Commons

The repeal of net neutrality regulation in the U.S. could result in the suppression of important information on the internet and reduce competition while the continuance of net neutrality could develop a digital divide among internet users. Net neutrality regulations aim to promote a free internet where internet service providers (ISP) are not allowed to influence content from content service providers (CSP) for their own financial interests. However, these regulations would cost the ISPs and consumers more money, since ISPs could no longer prioritize certain content, consequently increasing their cost of maintenance to handle the increase in traffic. Populations in rural areas, people of color, and low-income families could no longer have access to the internet as a result of the increase in internet prices and costs from the ISPs.

There are still some positives that come from net neutrality, such as improved competition among CSPs and no financially driven decisions to suppress information. With ISPs regulated, CSPs can not pay more to have their data exposed over others. This will help create exposure and access to information from different CSPs, such as academic journals, resources, and other forms of media. In terms of education, especially in the medical field where large pharmaceutical companies can pay more to promote their research over other unethically, people will have a less polarized and less ISP-influenced experience on the internet.

 

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