How Net Neutrality Affects You

We don’t like to get too political, but when it comes to the Internet, this is our business.

Right now in the United States, Net Neutrality is a hot topic again now that the FCC is trying to reverse the rules again. This is one of those issues that adversely affects us, you, and your website visitors. The way it stands now, traffic on the internet is equal – doesn’t matter where the traffic is from or who it is going to, it loads just the same. Here’s where the issue is – if these rules are indeed reversed, our business is threatened easily. For example, Customer browses to Site A which we host. It loads slowly for them. Annoyed by this, they find Site B which is hosted by a larger competitor to us. Site B, despite being nearly identical to Site A loads nearly instantly. The owner of Site B makes the sale while Site A slowly loses money. What’s the problem? Our larger competitors can easily pay off your Internet Service Provider (ISP – companies like Comcast, Spectrum, etc.) to make sure their network gets “VIP” treatment and will load fast for their customers. Since NodeSpace is a smaller company, we can’t pay off your ISP for the same treatment which means in return, our sites could potentially load slower or not at all. When this happens, smaller companies like us will lose business to the larger competitors and eventually disappear. We’ve signed a letter, alongside over 800 other small technology businesses, to the FCC chairman because we love what we do and we love our customers.

This is not right. We need your help to tell the FCC that this action is dangerous to small businesses and startups. Sign the petition. Make the call. Spread the word. We need you now more than ever. Help us Save The Internet.

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