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How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big Isps


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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Credit: Netflix

The Internet has already changed how we live and work, and we're only just getting started. Who'd have thought even five years ago that people would be streaming Ultra HD 4K video over their home Internet connections?

Technological advances are driving this evolution and will continue to do so only if we make sure the companies controlling consumers' access to the Internet don't adopt business practices that stifle its revolutionary nature. The next Netflix won't stand a chance if the largest U.S. Internet service providers are allowed to merge or demand extra fees from content companies trying to reach their subscribers.

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