This is a current update on the principle of net neutrality that is worthy of a discussion. So, how or why is an update necessary? The answer is that net neutrality rules may be changing soon, and various organizations are currently lobbying for their positions. Why does net neutrality matter to businesses or consumers? Is there a way or reason for removing net neutrality? What may you need to consider as a business or consumer after the demise of net neutrality?
For those that have not been following the idea of net neutrality, the idea is simple. No one packet of data can be favored or disfavored by a company that provides internet access. Previous rules would forbid this, and allow entities to sue if there was an intentional slowdown of their service. Indeed, this has allegedly occurred in the past as described in a lawsuit between Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) and the State of New York. Essentially, Spectrum was intentionally slowing down service, and only improving the service after payment was received by it. Under the Open Internet Rules, this process was prohibited.