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Podcast: Net Neutrality

  • 2/27/2018
  • Colleen Boothby & Joe Schmidt

Net Neutrality is about how internet service providers (“ISPs”) located in the United States control access to their subscribers and (understandably) want the FCC’s rules to let them monetize that control.  

Many enterprises think Net Neutrality is strictly a consumer issue, where customers of content providers like Netflix or Amazon would have a very different internet experience if Net Neutrality rules are rolled back. Or they think Net Neutrality is strictly an issue for “tech companies” whose businesses depend on their internet content.  But this is actually an issue for every American business that communicates with its customers over the internet.  The customer’s ISP stands in the way and wants to be paid for passage.  That’s why Net Neutrality rules benefit every enterprise – the rules protect businesses from the ISPs’ plans to charge for access to their subscribers.    

Listen to this 12 minute podcast as TC2 Project Director Joe Schmidt discusses the current state of the fight over Net Neutrality and how it affects the enterprise with Colleen Boothby, one of LB3’s senior partners and a leading champion of Net Neutrality rights for enterprises.  Colleen explains why the carriers and cable companies keep fighting the fight (hint: it’s about the money), updates listeners on the state of play in Washington, and explains why all enterprise users have a huge dollar stake in the outcome of this fight. 

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