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06
Apr
2017

Net Neutrality on Legislative Chopping Block Again

by Bill
With the new presidential administration there have been a lot of changes in many different areas politically which impact the way we communicate digitally. Most recently, congress passed legislation that would allow your internet service providers to sell your browser history to companies including marketing entities.

Now, the newest technological aspect that may be up for change are the net neutrality laws that were put in place a few years ago. Net Neutrality ensures that ISPs can’t throttle access to sites if they don’t like them, or charge sites money in order to give them priority over others. The new white house press secretary Sean Spicer said in a press conference that the new administration views these laws, which were put into place in 2015 as an “overreach” on the part of the Obama administration, and it is one more piece of legislation that they hope to reverse.

This administration feels that the privacy laws and net neutrality laws currently in place are harmful to job growth and other economic factors, including technological innovation. However, simply repealing these new net neutrality laws might not be as simple as the other recent changes that have happened, since it was not a law that was passed through congress, but legislation that was decided upon by the FCC itself. In addition, when the FCC was taking comments on the topic of net neutrality, they received over 1 million comments, most of which were in favor of keeping the internet open for everyone. This suggests that a large number of people are going to become really disappointed if these regulations go away and the net becomes a capitalistic free for all for ISPs.

Whatever happens, you can always be sure that NationalNet will continue to do everything we can to protect our client’s data, expedite website loading speeds and to keep you informed of the latest legislative changes so that you can make the best decisions for your business.

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