3 Ways the Net Neutrality Repeal Can Damage Your Business
Running a startup or a small business is hard, and with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality repeal, it’s about to get a lot tougher. The repeal affects internet-based startups, companies running ecommerce stores and all businesses with any web presence — even just a static website.
On December 15, 2017, the FCC repealed its net neutrality rules of 2015, which had prohibited ISPs from blocking or throttling, or slowing down, any websites or apps, as long as the content was lawful. The 2015 rules also prevented ISPs from engaging in paid prioritization — i.e., creating fast data transmission lanes for specific types of content — in exchange for premium pricing from companies and consumers, and creating slow lanes for those who pay less.
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