Net neutrality…and the future of your online business.

Let me first start by saying that I’m never one to be of the Chicken Little  “The Sky is Falling!” mentality.

I, however, AM of the mentality to get as much information as you can about a topic.

And today’s topic is “net neutrality”.

You may (or may not) be aware that this week, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an FCC order that required Internet service providers to abide by the rules of “net neutrality.”

What? Huh? What are you talking about?

In an attempt, not to reinvent the wheel, I encourage you to view this video to see what “net neutrality” is…..or WAS.

Net neutrality explained

Pretty serious stuff to us online business owners, huh?

Here’s an article that appeared on Wednesday after the court’s ruling.

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

Uh…yeah. This doesn’t look good.

And here’s an article from today….and I want you to just think of the ramifications that could happen to your personal online business if (when) this comes about:

What Could Possibly Happen Now

Look, regardless where you come down on government in your lives, the fact is that the lure of big money can make choices happen that can greatly affect our lives. And again, I’m not about creating panic….but this doesn’t look like a  positive thing for small online business owners.

I encourage you to at least view/read the above links and stay on top of what is going on with this issue.  It’s hard enough to run a small business on the internet without wondering if some other major barriers may be coming down the road.

Here’s a poll from CNET if you would like to air your concern on the subject:

CNET Net Neutrality Poll

Rebecca :)

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2 Responses to Net neutrality…and the future of your online business.

  1. Thank you so much for finding and posting these links! I’m so busy in my small world of teaching and creating new materials that I forget to look up and see what’s going on the big world. Great information to help keep us all informed.
    Debbie Crockett

    • admin says:

      You are very welcome! I think it’s an important topic to at least get some information about for the future.