Internet Giants Allegedly Fighting Net Neutrality

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In theory, the Internet provides a level playing field for businesses and consumers alike. That’s because, since its creation, the Internet has been built around the principle of “net neutrality”: all traffic online travels as quickly as it can, given the technology and congestion it encounters along the way.  According to an article published by our partner The New York Times, however, a backdoor deal may be nearing between Google and Verizon, which could give a speed advantage to those websites who are willing to pay more.

In this conversation with John Abell, New York Bureau Chief for, we learn what would be at stake if this alleged deal were to materialize and why the average Internet user should care.