The net neutrality debate centers around the level at which a telecommunications carrier should be allowed to control the delivery of content on its network. And the net neutrality debate is only getting thornier as smartphones are getting more popular, writes IT Business Edge contributor Carl Weinschenk in a recent article.
"The telecommunication world is wrestling with the balance between a content providers' right to unfettered access to its potential audience and carriers' right-and, indeed, responsibility -- to manage the network in a responsible and efficient manner," he says. But smartphones have "a voracious hunger for data, and much of it must be delivered with exacting precision."
In the Knowledge Network, the Definitions: Net Neutrality document breaks down this debate by defining it and discussing its controversies and business applications. After reading Carl's article, take a look at the definitions document and leave a comment if you think anything should be added.