Why All the Hype Over Net Neutrality? - Slide 7

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Either Congress or the FCC needs to act. Since neither is likely to do so until after the November 2010 elections, and the election results may change the makeup of Congress, it may be that ultimately the FCC will not act on net neutrality at all.

When the FCC first announced its proposed net neutrality rules, the agency received one letter after another explaining either why net neutrality was a must for the U.S. or why it would destroy innovation and investment in the Internet. Even President Obama weighed in on the matter.

But why should you care what the politicians finally decide? The final decision will determine what role the Internet plays in the evolution of business and technology and who has control of that process in the long run.

In this slideshow, Lora Bentley draws the answers to basic questions on net neutrality from IT Business Edge coverage of the issues.

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