Big things are ahead for the Internet.

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Neutrality Rules” (?)

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And nobody seems to know

What’s going to happen…

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So if you want to know more, use the DOOR.

And we’ll be brief…

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   [The following comes from Michael Snider and Roger Yu of USA Today, May 16, 2014.]

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   The Internet (always capitalized) now affects everyone.

   Like it or not.

   What:  The FCC has just “tentatively approved” some “neutrality rules” that they plan to study for 4 months.

   Conclusion:  By a 3 to 2 vote the council “approved proposals that call for equal treatment of all legal traffic on the Internet.”

   The Players:  (a) businesses who can afford to pay for privileges, (b) “camped-out protesters” who want the Net (note capital “N”) treated like a utility, and ( c ) providers like AT&T and Verizon who want a “light touch,” or something in between.

   The Game:  There are no rules on the books to give much guidance.

   Who pays when it’s all done?:  We will somehow.

   And where the final power to make decisions is remains to be seen…