Net neutrality is crucial for small business owners, startups, and entrepreneurs because these individuals and groups usually rely on the open Internet to launch their businesses, create a market, advertise their products and services, as well as distribute products to customers.
Without an open Internet job growth, competition and innovation with be thwarted.
Net Neutrality drops the barriers of entry for all small business by leveling the playing field. No large company should be able to interfere with this open marketplace. ISP’s are by definition gatekeepers to the Internet. Without net neutrality laws, these gatekeepers could profit from the control they possess.
Groups representing wireless carriers, cable companies, and Internet providers are already gearing up to file lawsuits seeking to overturn the new rules.
The fact that this fight is incredibly boring stop you from following and voicing your concern on these issues.
The fight against Net Neutrality is being attacked on three fronts. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal posted April 2, 2015 The telecommunications industry has myriad objections to the net-neutrality rules.
The article reads in part:
“First, the groups are expected to take issue on the procedural ground that the FCC didn’t provide proper notice to the industry for various parts of the new rules. Second, they will argue the agency doesn’t have the authority to reclassify broadband services for regulation under the same utility-like rules used on the phone network. Lastly, the trade groups may take aim at specific provisions such as the ban on paid prioritization.
“. . . If a court found violations in procedure, the rules would be sent back to the FCC, which could then go through the proper process and pass them again. But a delay could buy the industry time in the hope of changes to the FCC if a different party got control of the White House.”
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