Monday, May 08, 2017

What the Reversal of Net Neutrality Means for Small Businesses

From ImpactBnd

The regulations against net neutrality have been moved back into the spotlight.

On April 26th, Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman, gave a speech in Washington where he announced his move to undo an Obama-era FCC regulation against broadband internet providers.

His proposal looks to undo the 2015 rules that implemented net neutrality with a Title II classification. But people on each side of the debate have varying concerns about altering the regulation and how it not only affects the big companies but the little guys as well.

With an initial vote coming up on May 18th, many are looking to better understanding of net neutrality, review the proposed changes, and weigh the benefits and worries the changes may create.

So, what do you need to know?

In this article, we’ve outlined the key details about the current and proposed legislation, how it may affect small businesses and operations, and what the future may hold if it’s passed.

*What is net neutrality anyways?*

Net Neutrality (also known as Open Internet) revolves around the idea that all internet service providers (ISPs) treat the deliverability of web traffic, applications, and content equally.

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