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What is net neutrality? Why should Braintree Internet users care?

It may not be the hottest topic in the tech world, but net neutrality is a big deal for Braintree’s Internet users who care about consumer choice and free speech.

reading dogWhat is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is the idea that Internet Service Providers (ISP) and the government should treat all Internet traffic equally.

Simply put, net neutrality protections ensure that your ISP—whether that’s BELD Internet, Verizon Fios or Comcast Xfinity—can’t block or slow down access to particular content or data for their own benefit. These protections also mean ISPs can’t create “fast lanes” for content providers that pay for priority treatment.

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