How Net Neutrality is Saving Your Cloud
As you may have heard, the FCC voted to create rules that preserve Net Neutrality. This has a huge and positive effect on your business. Keeping an open Internet fosters competitive growth and saves you from higher costs of running your business.
Without rules in place for Net Neutrality, people who use the Internet are at risk. Internet Service Providers have the power to block, throttle, and the ability to charge more for prioritization. When ISPs are in control of Internet, your business can experience a lot of problems.
ISPs can block access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices. Anything that goes against the ISPs interests can be blocked. This means, their competitors content and anything that represents their interests.
Throttling means that they will be able to slow access to sites that go against their interests. Instead of completely blocking access to the information, the connection to the information is slowed to a snail like pace. This will cause people to bounce off webpages and give up on connecting to those websites.
ISPs also have the power to create paid prioritization. This means that those slow websites will have to pay higher fees to get faster connection to their information. Say Netflix experiences a lot of traffic and ISPs decide to charge them more to keep their connection speeds faster. That would be both unfair to Netflix and their customers. Continue reading “How Your Cloud Benefits From Net Neutrality” »