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Net Neutrality under threat from US


Does your water works decide how you use your water? The obvious answer is also the principal behind the net neutrality. The carriers that get bandwidth to our homes and hand held devices have no say in how we use the said bandwidth. This is they are not allowed to provide a faster Facebook  and a slower everything else. (as an example only, we are not accusing Facebook of anything)

That being said its really easy for the network providers to identify data packets in terms of their origin and subsequently put them on a fast lane (or slow lane).

The telecom companies have long wanted a bigger piece of slice of internet business, not because they can serve us better or do any value add, but in the world of no Net Neutrality they would be the gate keepers who can keep ‘non beneficial’ internet away from their customers.

In spite of the obvious challenge to the core principals on which internet has evolved 0US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s plans to end it all.
Pai unveiled on Tuesday his objective to roll back the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet rules that protect net neutrality. Within US this can enable ISPs such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to choose what their customers can see, and would lucrative deals with Google and Facebook for preferential treatment and as a collateral damage keep out new innovations that will be killed without ever reaching maturity.

This also can be the rallying cry for Democrats to truly take on Trump. The issue can touch every small business, all of which can be outspend by their bigger competitions in no time at all. In the time of digital transactions, everything from Grocery to smaller banks will feel the pinch. With innovators and entrepreneurs out of business, America will be a land of looser and certainly not great.

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