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The End of Net Neutrality?

Toll Booths and Pay For Access

It has been coming for a while. We have all known this. If Net Neutrality was old Mike Tyson, he has been on the ropes for quite some time just waiting for TKO. And wouldn’t you know it, after years and years of fighting, the knockout punch has finally been swung. Decided on January 14, 2014 by the United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, the long standing FCC Open Internet Order was knocked down. The court ruling determined by passing the Open Internet Order (the FCC never used the terminology Net Neutrality) the FCC went far beyond their power abilities to determine how ISP’s manage and deal with traffic across their networks. The FCC ruling meant all traffic was to be viewed in the same manner – equal. The new court ruling is the first step in the process of ISP providers having the ability to determine what traffic gets prime placement and what traffic has to pay a bit more. Call it toll booths barring open Internet access or call it ISP’s regulating a source of global empowerment, the first TKO has been landed against old Mike.

The question now becomes not if Net Neutrality will fall but when? If history serves as any purpose, the war is just starting.

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The American Internet is Growing

Normally we use this space to talk about web hosting, Cloud and VPS concepts or Solar VPS news (product release, company news, customer incentives etc.) however sometimes we use this space to comment on news effecting our industry as a whole. This will be one of those posts.

The State of the American Internet

The American Internet is Broken

The American Internet is Broken

It goes without saying but the Internet is a vital tool for 21st Century commerce. Although we haven’t written about it in this space, the American Internet is in a state of disarray. From figures showing the American Internet ranks somewhere in the mid 30’s for speed when compared to other nations, to studies showing the American Internet is one of the most pricey and hard to access network in the world, the American Internet is in a needed state of revitalization.

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