Net Neutrality is essentially the Internet as we know it today, without additional costs to browse, search, stream and specific services. If there wasn’t Net Neutrality there would be additional costs associated with what we would like to do online, and we would pay for what we want. The Federal Communications Commissioner, Ajit Pai, in the United States is debating and making a decision on Net Neutrality shortly, he is in favour of abandoning Net Neutrality. Many of the Federal Ministers are in favour of keeping Net Neutrality in Canada, but what would it mean to us and businesses in the US if they were to abandon it? For one consumer and people might have a harder time finding the information or items that would like online, and on the business side, it would be harder for people in the US to find Canadian businesses. While Net Neutrality is a relatively new thing (since 2015) it is still important to know what could happen if we didn’t have it.
In the meantime, if you wish to know more about Net Neutrality and what it means for us you can read an article What would a U.S. repeal of Net Neutrality mean for Canadians? or listen to the CBC Podcast.