Equal network access to the internet is officially over. With the Supreme Court repeal in effect, Internet Service Providers (ISP) may now block certain apps and websites, throttle network speeds and use paid prioritization to give pay-to-play type access to rich content. These changes could mean we will soon start seeing ISPs bundling their services, with major companies at a potential detriment to smaller companies similar in practice to cable companies. Read the full story on The New York Times.
Note: Several state governments including Hawaii set in motion ways to protect net-neutrality in their own locales. Our state has an Executive Order for all state departments to contract only with Internet Service Providers who adhere to net-neutrality principles. Read more here.