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Net Neutrality and the Open Internet Order

In case you missed it last week the FCC published the new Open Internet Order, which reclassifies broadband internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act. These new rules provide that

  1. Broadband providers cannot block content
  2. Broadband providers cannot prioritize any content or traffic
  3. Broadband providers can not “impair or degrade lawful internet traffic” because of content

If you own a small business the topic of Net Neutrality and the FFC’s new Open Internet order could affect your business. However, many do not understand what Net Neutrality is or means. This recent CNN money video, which does an excellent job of explaining the debate over FCC net neutrality legislation in a simple easy to understand way:


Now that you understand what it means learn about what legal challenges net neutrality proponents face. Then tell me what you think in the comments section below.

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