Imagine this: You have a killer idea for a new online business. You spend months developing your web site, you make it SEO (Search engine optimization) friendly, you sign up for web hosting, and you start about the rigorous task of promoting your new small business venture, but no one in your target market comes. You soon discover that many internet service providers are forbidding their customers from viewing your site), so your new internet venture and months of hard work, is now effectively “dead in the water”.

The above scenario is not a reality yet, but could become many business owners, and small web hosting company’s worst nightmare. The stage was set last year when various phone and cable companies successfully reversed the FCC regulation requiring network owner’s to provide nondiscriminatory communications services, and rates.

How does this affect the web hosting industry? If internet service providers (ISP’s) are not required by law to be neutral, in the content they provide the American public, it would allow them to block sites they don’t have a partnership with, or impose a surcharge for viewing a competing company’s web site. For the hosting industry, this would mean a drastic slow down in the creation of new entrepreneurial, and personal web sites, which would in-turn mean a smaller customer base, and lost profits.

The reality of a corporation controlled internet has hit home for many Skype voice over IP (VOIP) users. Prodigy Communications LP has closed the consumer internet ports that Skype and other VOIP services use in an effort to curve bandwidth usage. The blocking of VOIP services is small scale example of the FCC’s internet deregulation. If the Net Neutrality law is not passed the general public, small business owners, and hosting providers could see a radical change in the content they send and receive to internet users.

In the 21st century internet web hosting, has exploded and has sparked a new wave of entrepreneurial success for many small business owners. Net Neutrality prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast from deciding which websites will work, based on who they are affiliated with. If something is not done, web hosting providers, and developers, will have a harder time getting their content online and making their mark on their targeted audience.

Article Copyright 2006
Jonathan McAllister
Dimension Servers LLC
http://www.dimensionservers.com

Validar Fecha con expresiones regulares en PHP Esta validación acepta la fecha en formato DD-MM-YYYY, con separadores (/),(-) y (.); function validarFecha($fecha){ $sep = " "; $req = "#^(((0?...
What to do if your site crashes Confirm that your site has gone down. Verify that your site is actually down. Make sure the problem isn’t your browser or internet connection. To b...
Lo que va a traer 2014 en materia de tecnología ¿Qué deparará el sector tecnológico en el próximo año que está a punto de inaugurarse? El renacimiento de una nueva Microsoft, la empresa móvil, la...
Servicio de entrega de Google Conocida es la política de la compañía líder de Internet de expandir su negocio a todo tipo de actividades. No en vano, a lo largo de los últimos 1...
Operators on PHP Operator Precedence Arithmetic Operators Assignment Operators Bitwise Operators Comparison Operators Error Control Operators Execution...
Desarrollan una impresora capaz de crear objetos microscópicos en minutos   Un grupo de investigadores de la Universidad Tecnológica de Viena desarrolló una impresora capaz de crear objetos detallados a nanoescala po...
Flash Player 11 corregido Tras el lanzamiento de Flash Player 11 hace menos de un mes, Adobe acaba de liberar su primera actualización de mantenimiento. Flash Player 11.0.1....
Linux Mint 13 Liberado un lanzamiento con todas las características de la última versión del popular sistema operativo GNU/Linux. El equipo de Mint acaba de lanz...
Google venderá los móviles Android directamente Google está preparando cambios en su modus operandi con respecto al sistema operativo Android. La firma del buscador espera dar acceso a las nuevas...
Google vale más que Microsoft Las acciones de Google lograron cotizarse este lunes en un valor aproximado de $249.000 millones de dólares, un valor histórico desde su entrada a la ...
The effects of a Gated Internet on small business and the web hosting industry
Tagged on: