The Next Net Neutrality Fight Will Be Over The Internet of Things

Net Neutrality The fight over net neutrality will soon be in your fridge. Net neutrality is one of the hottest debates of the year. It has developers worrying that their services won’t be able to compete without access to the internet’s “fast lane.” Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like AT&T and Verizon argue that to provide optimal internet speeds, they need to charge large data consumers more money for their heavier usage. To date, this discussion has primarily revolved around streaming video service providers like YouTube and Netflix, but these are just the beginning. The next frontier for this battle is the Internet of Things. About 50 billion connected devices are expected to feed on the internet’s data supply by 2020; 80 “things” connecting per second will become 250.

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