Doug Bedell — December 15, 2017, 4:06 pm

Security Industry Views Repeal of ‘Net Neutrality’ Uneasily


The revocation of “net neutrality,” approved this week by the Federal Communications Commission and to become evident in the next few months, has security industry officials especially concerned, advises Security InfoWatch.

“Our biggest concern is that an Internet provider who also provides alarm services can throttle or block the services of an alarm company in favor of its own alarm entity,” explains Lou Fiore of The Monitoring Association. “This would be especially critical when a broadband service such as video is concerned.”

On the other hand, Comcast posted this statement: “We have repeatedly stated, and reiterate today, that we do not and will not block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content. “These fundamental tenets of net neutrality are also key components of our core network and business practices.”

So stay tuned, and watch Internet developments carefully.

(Photo shows FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.)

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