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Patrick Booth is VP, UK&I at Talend.

Net Neutrality: Why It’s Vital For Digital Transformation

Until a few months ago, it was thought that the issue of net neutrality had been definitively settled by the ruling of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015; however, that all changed with the new Trump administration and statements by the new FCC president – just reappointed for 4 years by the US Senate – that called net neutrality rules a “mistake”. The FCC has since launched a process to challenge the principle of net neutrality; a move that some web users and tech companies view as a frontal attack on a basic guiding principle of the internet. There was a day of protest from the main digital platforms and many other companies. For many people, the net neutrality principle and the unrestricted flow of data fuels innovation – think YouTube, Net...