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The Clock Has Run Out On Net Neutrality: What To Expect Now

If new 'lighter touch' regulations are here to stay, here are some changes that solution providers should expect to see.

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Time's Up

The Obama-era Net Neutrality regulations expired Monday. At their core, the 2015 Net Neutrality rules put in place by former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler stopped internet providers from throttling or blocking traffic or offering paid prioritization, or "fast lanes," for traffic. The rules also reclassified these providers as Title II, or common carriers, allowing the internet to be regulated as a public utility in the same way that telephone service, electricity and running water are treated.

Members of the Senate, as well as advocacy groups, are slated to sue for the regulations to be restored. But if no changes come, here are some of the impacts solution providers can expect to see moving forward.

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