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The biggest net neutrality news yet

The biggest net neutrality news yet
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I'm sure you heard something about net neutrality in the past few months. If you haven't, here's a quick refresher. When broken down, net neutrality means that Internet service providers (ISP) treat every website on the Internet equally. ISPs are the ones responsible for "the last mile" of Internet access. That's the bit that goes from the big Internet backbone servers to your computer.

That means that in theory ISPs can control what you see and how fast you see it. However, under net neutrality, ISPs have to treat a small mom-and-pop website the same as giants like Google or Netflix.

So what is all the fuss about? There's the fear that small businesses that can't afford to pay for better service won't be able to compete with large businesses.

This could be the most important net neutrality story so far. Reports are coming out that the FCC has come to a decision on how to regulate the Internet going forward. Will it side with the corporations who favor little to no restrictions on so-called "fast lanes" or with the people who want a free and open Internet?

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