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The end of Net Neutrality: the sky is not falling

January 5, 2018

Via: CIO

There was much ado in the media and political world recently about the Federal Communications Commission’s 3-2 vote to end the Obama administration’s two-year-old policy of “Net Neutrality” – that Internet service providers must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking products or websites.

The heated discussions and debates over Net Neutrality remind me in a way of the dire warnings two decades ago over “Y2K” – the effect that the turn of the calendar on January 1, 2000 would have on the world’s computer systems. IT managers in the late 1990s anticipated the issues, made the fixes and Y2K largely passed unnoticed.

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