On Thursday, December 14th, 2017, the FCC, now led by a former Verizon executive, Ajit Pai, voted to repeal the American net neutrality rules that went into effect in 2015. A cry went up all over the land, and internationally come to that, with many claiming that this is the beginning of the end of the Internet as we know it.
It has been an epic battle that has been fought for well over a year now. The claim of many is that the average American consumer – and smaller businesses and that big business will win as they will be allowed to throttle the life out of free enterprise online.
But is that really the case? Michael Wade is director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation at IMD. Heidi Gautschi is a research associate at Global Center for Digital Business Transformation at IMD and in a recent piece for Fortune they outlined their seven reasons for believing that the issues of Net Neutrality have been blurred by the excessive media coverage on the issue and that things may not end up being so bad after all. Read More.