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Which Types of Businesses Will Be Affected by Net Neutrality (And How)

Posted in Uncategorized by meetusinghal on August 10, 2010

One of the hottest tech topics in recent years has been “net neutrality.” Roughly speaking, net neutrality is the notion that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should treat and price all incoming and outgoing data the same. Proponents of net neutrality fear that without it, we would get, as Copyblogger‘s Brian Clark puts it, “a tiered Internet, where those who pay (beyond basic hosting and Internet service) get preferential speed and access.” Not everyone agrees, of course. Raymond Niles of The Objective Standard opines that should net neutrality become law, “an ISP’s customers will suffer slower speeds so that other customers can use disproportionate capacity for which they are not paying their share.” One thing is clear: the presence or absence of net neutrality laws profoundly affects all sorts of businesses in one direction or another. Several important examples are explored below.

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